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Understanding Passive Suicidal Ideation

Understanding Passive Suicidal Ideation

When I was about 11 years old, I would daydream about running away, leaving everything behind and essentially disappearing. At the time, I perceived it as a way to effectively disengage from reality and create an inner world that felt safer and more manageable. Over...

Postpartum Depression: Resources and How to Get Help

Postpartum Depression: Myths and Stigma

For this 3-part series on postpartum depression, we interviewed Mary Wise, MA, MFA, BSN-RN, who is the Chief of Maternal Health Services for Delaware Health and Social Services’ (DHSS) Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH). Mary will talk about what...

International Mind-Body Wellness Day

International Mind-Body Wellness Day

January is a month of the year that is usually known to be a “reset” for most people. After rushing around for the holidays, no matter what you celebrate, it can tend to be a bit overwhelming. This is why the beginning of the year is the ideal time to recharge, reset,...

The Importance of “No” and How to Say It

The Importance of “No” and How to Say It

I don’t know about you, but I used to be a serious people pleaser. If someone asked me a favor, I would almost always say yes to it, even if it was something I didn’t want to do or if it was out of my way. While this usually pleased the other person (hence the term),...

‘Tis the Season for Giving

‘Tis the Season for Giving

The holiday season can be difficult for many people, but the Mental Health Association in Delaware is right here to brighten up that darkest night. We can help you with referrals to mental health providers, we have a variety of support groups both virtually and...

Healthy Habits for the Holidays

Healthy Habits for the Holidays

The holiday season can be such a joyous time for family and friends to get together, while for others it can be difficult. You may find yourself a bit challenged spending time with old friends and family while trying to maintain healthy habits. Some healthy habits to...

The Benefits of Reading on Mental Health

The Benefits of Reading on Mental Health

She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain – Louisa May Alcott  A room without books is like a body without a soul – Cicero  Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by...