CARE Resources

Don’t Get Crushed by Anxiety

by See Original Link • October 17, 2017

Have you ever felt hesitant about approaching someone you met eyes with? Or felt nervous talking to someone you’re interested in? Or felt a knot in your stomach while finding the courage to ask someone on a date? Most likely, you’ve experienced at least one—or maybe all—of these feelings, because anxiety and dating are a… Read More »


Teaching Kids About Mental Health Matters

by See Original Link • October 13, 2017

One November day in Gaston County, NC, traffic was at a stand-still on I-85. It was unfortunately caused by a 16-year-old who took her life on the highway. As cars grinded to a halt, a pick-up truck was rear-ended by someone not paying attention. The driver of that truck lost his life. If someone had… Read More »


Lessons We Missed As Kids: Practicing Mental Health

by See Original Link • October 11, 2017

During childhood, we learn lesson-by-lesson how to take care of ourselves. Many lessons pertain to our health—such as bandaging a scrape so it doesn’t get infected. But typically, our childhood health lessons involve only physical health. What are kids taught to do when they feel lonely? Or when they feel rejected by other kids? The… Read More »


The Power Of A Morning Routine

by See Original Link • October 6, 2017

It’s early. You don’t want to move, let alone get up and start the day. You feel drained. You’re cozy, all wrapped up in blankets. Thoughts about all that you should accomplish today floods your mind. You feel overwhelmed, so you hit “SNOOZE” one more time. Uh oh, now you’ve overslept. You’re running late. Time… Read More »


Can Social Media Save A Life?

by See Original Link • October 3, 2017

Like many who have social media accounts, I regularly check my timelines and feeds for intriguing articles, updates and happenings. Two years ago, I was mindlessly scrolling through one of my accounts before going to bed and one post immediately stood out among the rest: It was a suicide note. Frantically, I read my friend… Read More »


Attention Spans in the Age of Technology

by See Original Link • September 28, 2017

It seems like kids today are not as good at concentration as we might remember being at their age. If your child seems to be having trouble focusing or finishing simple tasks without getting distracted, you may be wondering if it’s because of a mental health condition, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s natural to… Read More »


You’ll Be Happier If You Let Yourself Feel Bad

by See Original Link • September 26, 2017

There’s a moment in Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray when the title character declares war on his feelings: “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions,” Dorian says. “I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” Basil Hallward, the artist who had painted Dorian’s portrait, becomes fearful of… Read More »


How Invalidating My Bipolar Disorder Invalidates Me

by See Original Link • September 22, 2017

It has been almost two years since I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, ADHD and generalized panic disorder. I can be pretty open about mental health and my diagnosis. However, I almost never share the more extreme parts of my illness, or I hide it completely due to the stigmas attached to it.… Read More »


Less Sunlight Means More Blues For Some

by See Original Link • September 15, 2017

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that recurs regularly at certain times of the year, usually beginning in late fall or winter and lasting into spring. While the reported incidence of SAD in the general population is four to 10 percent, some studies suggest that up to 20 percent of people in… Read More »


How Do We Get The Men Into Mental Health?

by See Original Link • September 12, 2017

Note: This blog is presented as a cross-collaboration between NAMI and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, whose mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. It originally appeared on the AFSP Lifesavers Blog. Dude. Dudes. It’s time for some real talk. Let’s get real here and look at the numbers. According to… Read More »



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