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As a person who has major depressive disorder, I’ve noticed almost everyone around me seems to believe they’re very insightful when the topic of my depression arises. Most have not lived with depression, nor any mental illness, yet they are incredibly vocal about ways I can get better. From the bare basics, such as the clutter [...]
I want people to hear my story so they know they are not alone.
The problem with our cultural understanding of depression is that it is too narrow. We see one side of the coin of depression. The “can’t get out of bed” and/or suicidal attempt is the kind of depression that gets our attention. Why does it have to be that visible for it to be real? When [...]
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College Re-Entry Student Addie Ballard opens up about how overwhelming college could be and how she found the program to be stepping stool to stand on in terms of her own mental health.
College Re-Entry Student Shannon Pagdon shares the story of how she found stability in her life despite struggling with her diagnosis of Schizophrenia.
We take into account each of our own food preferences and restrictions, all while integrating and building upon different cooking skills. It's a real kick to try out things that no one has ever tried before—even some of the students chose to prepare and grill a squid!
Through this first-of-its-kind event, panelists shared stories, research and statistics and provided mental health resources for parents as their children prepare to leave home. The ultimate goal was to expand our network and de-stigmatize mental illness through education.
We are excited to share an article published in the April issue of Quest Magazine. In the article, board member Katie Zorn shares her brother’s struggle with mental illness, her discovery of Fountain House and her involvement with Fountain House College Re-Entry. Here is an excerpt of the article, A Caring Community.
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