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On March 19, 2017 join FACES for its 12th Annual Swift Creek Mill Theatre Fundraiser!  This year our play is a musical mystery and lots of fun!  Something’s Afoot by Robert Gerlach, Ed Linderman, David Vos and James A. Mcdonald Ten people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm — the […]

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CARRIE FISHER, HER MENTAL ILLNESS & HER BOOKS

On November 30, 2016 on The Guardian website, Carrie Fisher wrote a reply to a letter from “another person with bipolar disorder”.  Ms Fisher’s answer is one that we can all learn from. “Dear Carrie, As another person with bipolar disorder, I really admire the way that you have spoken candidly about your own mental […]

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21st CENTURY CURES ACT BECOMES LAW

After more than three years of advocating on behalf of mental health reform at the local, state and federal level, our hard-fought battle is over. Mental health reform is finally a reality. The Senate passed H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act, with a 94-5 vote on Dec. 7. This landmark victory came after the House […]

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SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BIPOLAR DISORDER

Bipolar Disorder Definition Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. There are four basic types of bipolar disorder; all of them involve clear changes in mood, energy, and activity levels. These moods range from […]

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT SOMEONE CONSIDERING SUICIDE

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What to look for if you are concerned about a loved one considering suicide. Seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK if you or someone you know exhibits any of the following signs:  The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in […]

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