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Feeling Down? Get Up & Do Something! 20 Ideas

Posted by on May 1, 2017 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

When you're feeling depressed usually nothing will improve your mood or cheer you up. You have no motivation, all you want to do is lay in bed and let you mind loose thinking how bad things are and how much worse they can get.

Will overthinking help you feel any better? Probably not. Will doing absolutely nothing help you feel any better or fix the situation? Probably not. Your mind is working overtime thinking negatively except what you CAN do to make things better. The...

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Mental Illness Awareness Week

Posted by on September 1, 2015 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Borinquen Behavioral Health Center joins organizations nationwide raise awareness about mental health conditions the first week of October in recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) and National Depression Screening Day. Counselors will be available to provide free screenings tools, education and answer questions about mental health conditions or treatment during October 4-9, 2015, at 100 NE 38 St, Unit 5 between 9 am and 4 pm.  

One of five Americans struggle ...

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Suicide & Prevention

Posted by on August 6, 2015 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 11 out of 100,000 people commit suicide. Every 13 minutes someone in the United States commits suicide. Those over 65 years old are at the highest risk of following through with suicide. Men are more than 4 times likelier to commit suicide as opposed to women. American Indian and Alaskan Natives have the highest suicide rates and non-Hispanic blacks have the lowest suicide rate in comparison with other racial groups.

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Posted by on August 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Just a couple of weeks ago, the world got terrible news that comedian/actor Robin Williams had died. People learned that the man who had made so many laugh, in private, suffered of depression and alcoholism. For some, it's hard to understand how someone who had money, fame, and brought smiles to so many people could have been suffering so much inside. How someone who is surrounded by so many can actually feel so alone. When feeling sad and hopeless, people fear that others won't understan...

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