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How Georgetown University is Addressing High Costs in College Mental Health Care

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By Kenna Chick, Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council Member, Georgetown University

I met Elizabeth* after she set up an appointment with the Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.…

The Importance of Mental Health During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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By Kelly Davis, Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and any conversation about sexual trauma should include its impact on mental health.

According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), someone experiences sexual assault…

Who Is Responsible for Addressing Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education?

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By Leah Goodman, Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council Member, University of Illinois at Chicago

As a kid, I played a board game called “Life” with my parents.

Each player could make decisions…

When Art and Mental Illness Collide: An Interview with Artist Derek Hess

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By Jennifer Cheang, MHA Digital Marketing Manager

To honor Mental Health Awareness Month in May of 2017, artist Derek Hess posted a daily image to his social media outlets that showcased his ongoing battle with Dual Diagnosis, a term for those who live with both a mental illness and a substance use issue.

What started off as self-…

How Music Saved Me from Depression, Alcoholism, and Suicide

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By Brandon Fox, Recording Artist

It started with a “something’s wrong” text.

That led to a question amongst the family - what’s going on?

When the issue of mental health entered my family’s life, we tried to keep it hidden. Even after losing my father to…

1600 Reasons to Live - Why I Choose Beauty to Fight Depression

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By Sahar Aker, Founder of I Choose Beauty

Five years ago, I didn’t know that this snow-covered bush would have such a profound effect on my life, my mood, and how I would forever see the world.

It was the first picture I took for my…

Put Employees First for Everyone’s Mental Health

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By Sachin Doshi, MHA Director of Development

Mental Health America (MHA) has existed by one name or another since 1909. We’ll be 110 years old next February. Take a moment to think about that. That’s longer than most of us will ever live. Only a few hundred people today were alive when Clifford Beers started what would become a legacy that endured…