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This group focuses on highlighting the creativity of those affected by mental illness, addiction or abuse. We are here to educate and inform the general public about the various illnesses suffered by millions worldwide, and to help provide hope and encouragement. We hope that in doing so, we will help to dispel some of the myths and stigma that often surround mental illness. I want to bring light and hope to our members; I want them to know they are not alone. My hope is that this group will grow to be a place people can turn to for resources, information and support. Anyone can join, however only open-minded, non-judgmental people will be permitted to interact in our community. Confidentiality is key, and we will respect everyone's privacy. Anyone who does not do so will be removed from the group indefinitely.
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Founded 8 Years ago
Sep 1, 2010

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Resources and Helpful Information

This section should provide you with some useful information about various mental illnesses. As defined by the World English Dictionary, mental illness is any of various disorders in which a person's thoughts, emotions, or behavior are so abnormal as to cause suffering to himself, herself, or other people . See below for examples of the various types of illnesses and addiction. Click on any of the links for further information.

:bulletred: Types of Mental Illnesses

:bulletred: Anxiety and Panic Disorders

:bulletred: Depressive Disorders

:bulletred: Attention Deficit (Hyperactive) Disorder

:bulletred: Bipolar Disorders

:bulletred: Psychotic Disorders

:bulletred: Dissociative Disorders

:bulletred: Eating Disorders: Anorexia or Bulimia

:bulletred: Impulse control disorders (such as pyromania, kleptomania and Trichotillomania)

:bulletred: Alcoholism and Addiction disorders

:bulletred: Personality Disorders such as Borderline Personality Disorder

:star: Other Links: :star:

:bulletgreen: **Crisis Assistance** - important links and resources for finding help with just about ANY mental illness or addiction you can think of.

:bulletgreen: Drugwatch - a comprehensive website featuring extensive information about medications, drug interactions, and drug side effects.

:bulletgreen: National Institute for Mental Health

:bulletgreen: NEDA - National Eating Disorders Association

:bulletgreen: Guide to Psychiatry and Counseling

:bulletgreen: Depression Alliance

:bulletgreen: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

:bulletgreen: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Affecting 5.2 million adult Americans (NIMH); roughly 30% of those are soldiers/war veterans

:bulletgreen: FEAST - Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders

:bulletgreen: Directgov - Government-specific help with Mental Health Issues

:star: Outside the United States: :star:

~"Eating disorders association" - www.edauk.com
~"Alcoholics Anonymous" - www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.u…
~"Gamblers Anonymous" - www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk
~"Nicotine Anonymous" - www.nicotine-anonymous.co.uk
~"Sex Addicts Anonymous" - www.sauk.org
~"UK Self-Help" - www.ukselfhelp.info
~"Survivors Of Incest Anonymous" - www.siawso.org
~"Beat Eating Disorders" - www.b-eat.co.uk/Home
~"Mental Health Foundation" - www.mentalhealth.org.uk/
~"Mind", for better Mental Health - www.mind.org.uk/
~"Rethink", www.rethink.org working together to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life
~"Time to Change", www.time-to-change.org.uk/ let's end mental health discrimination
~"No More Panic" - www.nomorepanic.co.uk/
~"Prevention of Young Suicide" - www.papyrus-uk.org/

These resources have been provided for your own research and disposal. However, please do not rely on self-diagnosis. If you think you or a loved one may be suffering from a mental illness or addiction of any kind, please seek professional help and treatment. Remember: knowing is half the battle. You have to take the next step and seek help for yourself if you want to enjoy a better quality of life.

Admins

Meet our admins! We are here to help you, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. If you simply need someone to talk to, you can turn to us. We will do our best to offer support and a shoulder to lean on, if that's what you need. :)

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Deviants

Well guys, I suck.

I've been gone from dA for over a year and have been dealing with major personal things. I relapsed badly and am just now picking up the pieces. I am truly sorry for my absence and for letting this group go unmaintained. I want to give a huge shout-out to :iconagent-angel:, :iconderelictvampire: and :iconsmartangel10:, as well as any other admins who have been active or have tried to keep the group running in my absence. I still believe in this group's cause. I always will. Even if it is never active as it once was, I will keep it up and running. If your submissions expire, I truly do apologize. I will try to be more present, but I am in a difficult place so I cannot make any promises. I just want you to know that, as the founder of this group, I love and appreciate every single one of you for your contributions. Never stop speaking up, your voice always matters.

And always put your health, happiness and well-being first. :love:
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funstorytime127 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
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funstorytime127 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Is this group still alive?
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violetense Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student
Is this group still active? Because all of my submissions expire every time D:
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Agent-Angel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We only allow 5 submissions a day; when the admins get overloaded, it can take a long time to work through them, because every piece requires individual attention.
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violetense Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student
What is the submission limit?
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Agent-Angel Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The submission limit is 5per day:)
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smartangel10 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not quite sure that there is a limit.
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TimelordWitch10 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
My teen suicide prevention blog is up and running! Please take the time to read and share it if you can, and we're always open to contributions. Hopefully as it grows it will become a great help to the community =)
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Anna-M-H Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
i should join before i can submit ?
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Agent-Angel Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe you are welcome to submit without joining
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