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Loving Someone with a Mental Illness – Part 4

Does someone you love struggle with a mental illness? Chances are that you struggle too. Follow our four-part blog to help you learn whether your words and actions are helping or hurting your situation. How to Keep a Healthy Attitude Learn what you can about your loved one’s disorder. This may mean taking classes through [...]

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Loving Someone with a Mental Illness – Part 3

Does someone you love struggle with a mental illness? Chances are that you struggle too. Follow our four-part blog to help you learn whether your words and actions are helping or hurting your situation. Blaming the Disorder When you love someone with a mental illness, it may be normal to feel angry or burned out. [...]

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Loving Someone with a Mental Illness – Part 2

Does someone you love struggle with a mental illness? Chances are that you struggle too. Follow our four-part blog to help you learn whether your words and actions are helping or hurting your situation. Enabling versus Challenging If your child is afraid of something, and you studiously protect that child from confronting the feared thing, [...]

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Loving Someone with a Mental Illness – Part 1

Does someone you love struggle with a mental illness? Chances are that you struggle too. Follow our four-part blog to help you learn whether your words and actions are helping or hurting your situation. Vigilance versus faith You may find yourself monitoring your loved one’s behavior, looking for indications that things might be getting worse. [...]

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New autism speaks toolkit for individuals seeking post-secondary education

Many teenagers with autism are interested in attending college, and many have the capability to not only attend but to excel at college. Going to college also offers many unique opportunities beyond academic programs, including social-skills building opportunities and a chance to practice independent living skills in an environment that still offers many supports. Upon [...]

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Healing Thoughts: March 2014

Through Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Services, support is available during this grieving process to individuals and their families following the death of a loved one.  All services are offered at no charge and are available to any individual or group who has experienced the death of a family member or friend. Check out this month’s Healing [...]

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Healing Thoughts: February 2014

Through Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Services, support is available during this grieving process to individuals and their families following the death of a loved one.  All services are offered at no charge and are available to any individual or group who has experienced the death of a family member or friend. Check out this month’s Healing [...]

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Life Lesson #3: My Badge of Honor

It’s time to share our grief. Grief can be a full range of emotions that come in waves over an extended period of time. Grieving is a natural process and is very normal. You may feel as if you are living life in slow motion or walking in a fog. You may not be able [...]

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Stigma keeps people from reaching out

As those of you familiar with “social media” may know, deciding how and what to share about ourselves is very important. The fact that we have a concern, and that we are either working on it or have successfully overcome it can be very helpful for other people to hear. Respectful exchanges with others without [...]

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Feeling Stressed?

Stress is a very common experience that all of us experience every day. It’s our body’s way of responding to demands throughout the day. This stress can be good stress – stress that motivates or protects us, or bad stress – stress that gets in our way physically and/or mentally. Take a look at the [...]

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