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Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Real Monsters of Mental Illness

For those who are affected by mental illness, the effects are all too real. But for others, it can be hard to understand the experience. U.K.-based artist Toby Allen has been drawing mental illnesses as monsters since 2013 and publishing

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2015 Roll & Stroll for Mental Health: Tour de Vail Results Are In!

We’re pleased to announce our fundraising total for this year’s Roll & Stroll for Mental Health: Tour de Vail so far has reached $23,878! Thank you to all the generous fundraisers and donors who support mental health recovery at Vail

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Mindfulness for Caregivers

Caretakers, whether they are family and friends of people who are ill or elderly, or professional caretakers like nurses and home health aids, face some of the most stressful circumstances often with little support from others. Unless you’ve been in

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Communication Happens Full Circle at Vail Place

Vail Place is not unique in that we need to report progress to a diverse set of people from our Clubhouse members, to our board, government liaisons, donors, the media…sometimes I have to admit it feels just a little bit

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Exercise May Be the Key to Reducing Daytime Sleepiness

According to research from the UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care, exercise can help reduce the feeling of daytime sleepiness in people with depression. The study looked at blood samples to identify two proteins that

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Mindfulness-Based Therapy Useful in Treating PTSD

23% of veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are affected by Posttrauamtic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD can seriously impact quality of life, cause disability and other psychological disorders. Researchers have been working to determine the most effective therapies for PTSD

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