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Isolation and economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic are already resulting in a sharp spike in people seeking mental health help. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Washington Post)

Truth Telling For Mental Health During Covid-19

When someone asks you how are doing these days, the tendency may be to say, “I’m fine”, or even “I’m good”.

The short answer is that type of a response may be a defense mechanism, in some sense, to make others feel good. But are we being honest with ourselves?

While this may suffice for the moment, the harsh reality is that many people are not in good shape, and understandably so.

As a result, a more genuine approach—part of an online campaign recently launched by the The Mental Health Coalition—might be this: “How are you, really?”

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Warning signs your loved one is suffering from mental illness

Mental illness is something that still cloaks itself in a fair bit of mystery when it comes to the health of our friends and family. How will I know when to worry? Will I notice something clearly? These are all questions I hear from family members regularly, and they’re ones you might have asked yourself.

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Mental Health Alert Wristbands hope to save lives, assist authorities

The signs of mental health issues are often unrecognizable to the naked eye. Combative behavior and emotional outbursts can easily be mistaken for intoxication or violent tendencies.

This May, recognized each year as Mental Health Awareness Month, law enforcement and local support groups ask the public to be aware of the signs of mental illness, and offer kindness in place of judgment.

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Hong Kong singer-actress on how a song saved her life

It’s hard to believe, looking at the sunny Lesley Chiang Li-wen, that the Hong Kong actress and singer-songwriter has contemplated suicide not once, but three times..

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