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Resources for Navigating from Illness to Wellness
David Susman, Ph.D.
Want to learn how to communicate better with legislators to promote mental health initiatives? Here's how.
Do you unknowingly further the stigma against people with mental illnesses? Check yourself here and learn easy and effective ways to do better.
What to do when your resolution has lost its resolve.
Some say our mental health system is broken. Here's one path to start fixing it.
Is our mental health system in disarray or is there hope for a better future for those with mental health challenges? It depends on your point of view.
Your friend or loved one has been admitted to a psychiatric unit. Here are some practical tips for how to support them during this difficult time.
Concerned about your mental health? Understand the importance of getting an accurate diagnosis.
Learn the key questions to ask that can save a life.
Use science-based tactics to tackle those pesky bad habits.
Learn the "stages of change" to prepare to kick that difficult habit.
What to do when someone is acting strangely or aggressively? Here are some effective strategies.
Want to make a difference in the lives of those with mental illness? Here are several easy options to consider.
Emphasis on effective.
Challenged by a loss or disappointment? How you manage it makes all the difference.
All talk and no action? Here are 7 tips to help you get off the starting blocks.
Taking action without planning is a sure recipe for disappointment.
Is your goal workable? Answer these five questions.
Words can hurt. Choose yours carefully.
Know someone challenged by recovery from mental illness or addiction? Here are some easy but important ways to show them you care.
The must-haves for recovery from mental illness or addiction.
David Susman, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, mental health advocate and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky.