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Micaela’s Story: From Mental Illness and Drug Use to Recovery

Anika Swartz - Monday, September 16, 2019
September is National Recovery Month—a time to bring increased awareness of mental illness and substance use as well as the hope for recovery. This campaign promotes the benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental health and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes t ..

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Fall Reboot for Self-Care

Anika Swartz - Monday, September 16, 2019
Just like computers, we all sometimes need to shut down for a short time so that we can “reboot.” Summer days are coming to an end and the hectic schedules of school, work and extracurricular activities are gearing up. In this transitional time, you may find it hard to take care of yourself and stay focused and motivated. Here are three tips to help you reboot, with resourc ..

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Six Resources for Young Adults with Special Needs

Anika Swartz - Monday, September 16, 2019
The transition to adulthood can be lengthy and difficult for all young adults—not just those with mental health disabilities. As our society has become more complex, the adult milestones of completing high school and/or starting college, finding a job that pays a living wage, and leaving the family home often are not achieved until age 30 or later. For young adults wi ..

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5-Step Guide to Talk to Someone Considering Suicide

Anika Swartz - Monday, September 16, 2019
Note – This article has been adapted to include the Maryland Helpline information in addition to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people (https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/youth/) between ages 10 and 24. To acknowledge September as National Suicide Prevention Month, MCF has j ..

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