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A Holiday Thank You to Our Caregivers
The holidays are here, and while it is a fun and festive time of year, an additional layer of stress can get added to everyday life. For those who give the daily gift of loving and caring for others, try to give some of that love and care to yourself this holiday season.
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Features on Caregivers

The Impact of Unconditional Support
"We all-too-often abandon those who need help—even our family members. It's difficult, I get it. I know how hard I was to deal with. But Carl stuck by me, as a living embodiment of our vows: 'in sickness and in health.'"
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Suicide: A Cry for Life
"So often, our culture concludes that suicide is a rejection of life, a willful refusal to live any longer, but I believe suicide is a statement that life can and should be so much more than pain or despair."
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Caregivers: When to Push and When to Show Extra Compassion
"My husband, Andrew, has schizophrenia. We've lived together for nearly 15 years and we've found success as a married couple, but our journey has been filled with many obstacles."
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How to Encourage Someone to See a Therapist
It's hard to watch someone you care about struggle with their mental health. It's even worse when you know they could benefit from professional help. But approaching an individual and encouraging them to seek therapy can be a tricky situation.
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