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  • Feeling abandoned??
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    Feeling abandoned?? So I ask you, how do you deal with your emotions?? No really, how?? Life can be frustrating some times, and well, we either deal with the emotion, or we stuff it and pretend it isn’t there… I guess it’s all in how you’ve been taught how to deal with your feelings… I guess it’s all about how you were brought up. For myself, I brought myself up. I had no real teachings about feelings,…
    Written on Sunday, 24 January 2016 09:46 in Let's talk emotions Be the first to comment! Read 136 times
  • Introduction
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    Introduction   Hello, this is riley… I have recently been asked to help run the forum. I am a person with lived experience of a mental illness and I am a Certified Peer Support Specialist in the State of Iowa. I have a firm belief that people are put on this earth to learn from one another, and that if we open our eyes and believe in recovery, anything is possible. I have had many struggles…
    Written on Monday, 18 January 2016 11:21 in Introduction
    Tags: Recovery
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  • Bad Sleep = Bad Eating
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    Bad Sleep = Bad Eating PsychCentral News for June 2015 features an interesting article entitled “Bad Night’s Sleep Can Lead to Bad Eating” from the Journal of Health Psychology. A new study suggests disruptive sleep is a factor that can lead to excessive food intake and poor food choices.  
    Written on Monday, 14 September 2015 19:50 in Health & Wellness Be the first to comment! Read 462 times
  • Suicide Prevention
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    Suicide Prevention Check out the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Center website and Western Mass’s “Alternatives to Suicide Peer Group” at www.westernmassric.org/alternatives-to-suicide and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. “…as a community we have found strength in coming together to talk about many 'taboo' topics and to support one another in our times of greatest distress. Our collective wisdom and individual stories have taught us that the space to come together in this way can be powerful and healing.”
    Written on Thursday, 23 July 2015 09:19 in Recovery Support Be the first to comment! Read 1434 times
  • Suicide Prevention
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    Suicide Prevention Upon learning of the recent postponement of Dubuque’s annual suicide prevention/awareness walk, I have once again been reminded that suicide is real and exists in our communities. We need more awareness and prevention efforts, not less.   Toward that end, I’d like to recommend the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Center website and Western Mass’s Alternatives to Suicide group. These are excellent resources for confronting suicidal thinking and the myths about it. The Alternatives to Suicide…
    Written on Sunday, 19 July 2015 17:56 in Recovery Support Be the first to comment! Read 1220 times

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