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  • Jeremy posted an update 9 months ago

    A Dose of Reality now has ActivityPub enabled and is now part of the Fediverse!

  • Jeremy posted an update 2 years, 4 months ago

    A Dose of Reality recently moved to new hosting so everything should be much faster now. Registration is open again so feel free to join us and post!

  • Jennifer wrote a new post 2 years, 4 months ago

    I have delt with schizophrenia and OCD for over a decade. In recent years, I have worked very hard to, well, conform. Granted, having episodes of psychosis and severe OCD episodes makes my life less happy. That’s […]

  • Jennifer wrote a new post 2 years, 4 months ago

    A journal article in the journal Intelligence is interesting. The study looked at members of Mensa, the organization for people with a high IQ, and then examined how many people had different illnesses. Turns […]

  • Jennifer wrote a new post 2 years, 4 months ago

    Today I spoke to a good friend about a problem we face as people with severe mental illness: Getting your life back after you recover. Specifically, we talked about how to restore friendships and relationships […]

  • Jeremy wrote a new post 7 years ago

    One day online, lamenting the fact that my hands were in so much pain I could not finish coloring a page in my snazzy new adult coloring book, I was met with this unsolicited advice from an anonymous humanoid […]

  • Jeremy wrote a new post 7 years ago

    I have a variety of illnesses, and because of that I have both a variety of doctors and a variety of medications. Over the years I have learned a lot, and as such there are some things I wish my doctors would of […]

  • Jennifer wrote a new post 7 years, 9 months ago

     

    One of the most difficult challenges to face as a friend or family member of a loved one who has attempted suicide is offering help and support after the attempt. It is quite common to experience a range […]

  • Jeremy wrote a new post 8 years, 4 months ago

    Anoka County has received an increase in state funding for its mobile mental health crisis response program. The Anoka County Board Feb. 16 approved an amendment to its contract with the agency that provides […]

  • Jeremy wrote a new post 8 years, 4 months ago

    Yo Yo Honey Singh has bipolar disorder and alcohol issues! Read shocking confession! – On his 34th birthday, Yo Yo Honey Singh talks about his battle with bipolar disorder and alcoholism.

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  • Jeremy wrote a new post 8 years, 4 months ago

    Landscape showing earthquake damage Earthquake survivors may be able to help shed new light on posttraumatic stress (PTSD), according to new research pointing to differences in the brain among people with and […]

  • Jeremy wrote a new post 8 years, 4 months ago

    A small peptide generated from a collagen protein may protect the brain from schizophrenia by promoting the formation of neuronal synapses, according to a paper published in The Journal of Cell Biology. The […]

  • Jeremy wrote a new post 8 years, 4 months ago

    Today, even though we've made much progress, postpartum depression (PPD) still gets confused with baby blues. It still gets minimized and dismissed. Oh, don't worry. Being sad and sobbing are totally normal. […]

  • Jeremy wrote a new post 8 years, 4 months ago

    Isanti County is ready to take its next step in supporting community members who suffer from mental health issues. As expressed by Isanti County Public Health Director Tony Buttacavoli, mental health awareness […]

  • Jeremy wrote a new post 8 years, 4 months ago

    Letters: Blaming parents for schizophrenia is a resurrection of the situation in the 1960s and 70s, when conspiracy theories to explain schizophrenia did enormous harm to already devastated […]

  • Jeremy wrote a new post 8 years, 4 months ago

    Is social anxiety getting in the way of trying to enjoy your life? This comic has some great coping strategies that might be useful.

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    4 Major Ways to Cope with Social Anxiety — Everyday Feminism

  • Jeremy wrote a new post 8 years, 4 months ago

    Post-partum depression and loving your baby. I wish someone told me that love is there, and eventually you're going to feel it. I promise. It will come.

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    Post-partum depression […]

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