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This week, October 7-13, is Mental Illness Awareness week. Learn more about mental illness to help break the stigma surrounding mental health disorders.

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Hallucinations are characterized as false perceptions and can be a symptom of serious mental illnesses.

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What is a Comorbid Disorder?

By Maura Fenske • September 19, 2018

Comorbid disorders are disorders that occur at the same time or one right after another.

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Many young people go through feelings of self-deprecation or sadness, but when feelings grow darker and more constant, it might be time for some intervention.

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The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) estimates that about half of those with schizophrenia can recover with the correct treatment.

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Schizophrenia and psychosis have many similarities, but they also have many differences. Schizophrenia and psychosis are not the same, though some use the two terms interchangeably.

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College is often referred to as “the best four years” of a person’s life. But what about for those who struggle with mental illness?

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Typically, symptoms of psychosis begin around ages 12 to 16, but a very small percentage of children under the age of 12 present with symptoms of psychosis.

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The life expectancy in those with schizophrenia is shorter than in those who do not have the condition.

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Most discussions surrounding summer heat revolve around the physical illness and discomfort that high temperatures can cause, but more and more studies have shown the negative impact that heat can have on our mental wellbeing.

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