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Treatment and Support for Mental Illness in Children

Child or adolescent with a mental health problem usually have difficulty controlling their emotions, thinking or behavior. This can affect the whole family. We can express mental health problems in children through disruptive, angry or hyperactive behavior or through withdrawal, worry and emotional responses. These changes can affect your child’s ability to communicate, learn and…

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What are Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders are not just about food and weight, they are serious and potentially life-threatening mental illnesses, in which a person experiences a severe disturbance in eating and exercise behaviors because of distortions in thoughts and emotions, especially those relating to body image or feelings of self-worth. People in all age groups, genders, and socio-economic…

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health

When someone first starts to use drugs, it is called substance abuse. We say someone is addicted to drugs when they have no control over whether they want to use the drug or not. That person feels that they HAVE to have that drug. Substance use disorders are a major cause of mental illness. People…

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Signs of Mental Health Issues

What are the symptoms of a mental illness? If loved one or a friend does not seem themselves, how do you notice the difference between something serious or just a bad mood? Crying all the time, drinking too much or any other ongoing, significant change in a person’s behaviors, thoughts or feelings could be signs…

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Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness

Many people with mental illness say that the stigma that surrounds mental illness is harder to live with than the disease itself. Here are some myths, beliefs, and perceptions about mental disorders: 1) People should work out their own mental health problems. Not true. When people have a physical health concern, they generally take some…

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Accommodation and Homelessness

Are you homeless, sleeping rough, in a refuge or couch surfing? You are not alone. In January of 2015, the last time a count was completed of the homeless in Georgia, it was determined that there were 13,790 homeless Georgians on a single night — 1,518 of them being veterans. Although the homeless number is…

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