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The Mobility of Recovery

There is an undeniable mobility to recovery. Moving forward in your path to health and healing requires an inertia. From rate of recovery, the very speed and velocity required to

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The Fear of Relapsing when you have a Mental Health disorder😱

When you carry a mental health diagnosis, you are in almost constant fear of relapsing. Whether you have a chronic long standing condition, or are suffering from a new diagnosis,

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Learned Helplessness Must be Stopped🔴

One of my biggest struggles as a social worker in the human services is challenging learned helplessness. Learned helplessness is a phenomena in which clients, patients, or any person connected

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The Titanic

I have a framed portrait of the Titanic in my mental health private practice. Many people ask me: What does the Titanic have to do with having good mental health

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MHBC LONDON 2018 🎩

There is no question that family participation in a person’s mental health treatment is beneficial and critical to manage the long-standing problems that surface during a person’s recovery from a

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Attention Seeking Behavior(s)🤳🏽

I have a profound fascination with attention seeking behavior(s). I am also profoundly clever at capturing the attention of my peers, family, and friends. Let’s be completely honest, some of

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Our Health and Identity: Choosing Happiness☯️

Who we are now, who we were back then, and who we will become one day is a journey marked with fear, etched with courage, driven by strength, and laden

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Kendra Died for US💝

I’ve said it before and I will say it again. I am an overweight Jewish man from New York State with an active schizophrenia diagnosis. I have been committed to

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Continuing Education 🔄

I was asked to write down three things I cannot live without on a piece of scrap paper for a seminar on interpretation. At that time, I was floridly psychotic,

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The power of Social Work language: a linguistic analysis🔠

The power of the social work language is rooted in the very words we social workers use everyday. There is no question, that the language of the social work profession

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The Evil Therapist👹

The ethics of the helping profession and helping professionals are constantly under the radar. Help seekers, colleagues, and other professions in vastly different fields continue to question the ethics, values,

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Interview with Author of the “V-papers” and founder of Mental Health Affairs, Max E. Guttman, LCSW

Interviewer: Please tell us, Max E., why do you insist on writing about mental health when it continues to be so widely talked about and covered by talented authors in

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Mortality-rates in Health & Medicine: Justifying Unnecessary Mental Health Interventions

There is no question people with a severe mental health diagnosis die on average of 15-20 years younger than the general populations. Studies continue to evidence further data suggesting the

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Open Letter to Search for Change (Mental Health Housing): SPOA service, and DCMH

Today I received a certified letter from my apartment building’s management company stating there is noise emanating from my studio during the day and late night hours. Without question, my

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Celebrating Support and Services for People with Disabilities (SSD)🎗

At the very end of my semester in undergraduate school, I attended a reception on campus in which I participated in honoring faculty that was special with and dedicated to

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University on Watch👀: Mental health, Concerns, and Hygiene

Sometimes, school crises erupt on college campus’s unexpectedly. Other times, there is a slow build up of tension before the crescendo. The crescendo can be violence, hate speech, or any

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The Strategist🎱

There is very little myself or anyone knows about the life or even whereabouts of Dr. H today. I can only speak for ten years ago. And very little information,

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The Changing of Signs🔮

I have said before that there is no universal way or signified to capturing or expressing in words the experience of psychosis. I might have been wrong about this claim.

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That day I lost my car in Atlantic City (NJ)

I needed a break from studying, a nightmarish winter session, and not enough sleep. The plan was to meet my friends for a weekend of fun and excitement away from

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Locust lane Park🌳

At one point in the activation of my symptoms, particularly mania, I began driving endlessly and purposelessly, without general course or direction. Towards the more intense manic episodes, I would

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The Day I lost my Home🗯

This was to be the first semester of my graduate education in English. I had just completed 19 winter session credits across five universities in New York State. After this

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Rejected and/or “kicked-out” of Treatment: Untimely discharges and subpar linkages🔄

Finding the right treatment fit can be difficult. Not only are therapists important to try-on, so are facilities, programs, and treatment centers. This article evolves out of my experience in

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Collateral Support: Awarding Merit🎖and Citing Examples of Excellence in Friendship

I have not given enough credit to my friends whom have witnessed the most, and been exposed to the most traumatic times in my health and healing. I was never

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Family Support👪: My parents, Jane and Frank Guttman

My parents have been there during the darkest moments of my recovery and during the most triumphant. From the very beginning, my parents have been present with me in my

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Recovery Now opens in Ardsley New York

At Recovery Now, our entire staff practices Evidence-Based Treatment and solution-focused therapy. Our individualIzed treatment approach aims to provide support and practical feedback as we help clients address current life

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