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May is National Mental Health Month

“Life with a mental illness,” theme urges others to consider the varied issues and approaches to mental illness.

 


How does it feel to live with a mental illness? Clinical terms are the words used by professionals to describe the symptoms of a disorder, but often times those words don’t do justice to what life with a mental illness feels like.

As May is National Mental Health Month, mental health providers are focused on providing information about “Life with a mental illness,” the theme for 2016.

It is known that two people with the same diagnosis can experience the same symptom and describe it in very different ways. For example one person might describe fear as being scared to the point of feel...



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