Advocacy

What to Do If Your Friend Is Contemplating Suicide

TW: Suicide Suicide is a tough topic to talk about so don’t go forward in this article if you feel triggered. ***Please note, this article is not a substitute for emergency mental health care, these are simply best practices. When in doubt about what to do always, always consult a mental health professional!!!*** What to …

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Amplifying the Voices of Mental Health

Lately, MSB has been on a role – producing more content than ever. If you’re a frequent reader you know we start many of our articles by asking “why?” So why is it that this blog has gone from a personal hobby to a passionate career for me? Most Mental Health Resources Are Written by …

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Thanks, I Hate It: Accepting A Change You Didn’t Choose

I’m not a fan of change. There, I said it. I know that’s not what the lifestyle gurus and influencers would have us believe. According to them – change is good, change is vital for life and growth. But what they usually fail to acknowledge is that change also sucks. Why? Because it’s hard and …

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More Tampa Bay COVID-19 Resources: Financial Edition

Good morning! Today we’re talking about the elephant in the room: FINANCES. From reading the news this morning – it looks like Mayor Castor and the state of Florida are going to be pushing for the shutdown of all non-essential travel/work beginning sometime next week to prevent the spread of the virus through our city. …

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Keeping up with the corona: How i’m accepting, adapting, and building during the outbreak

I work in the restaurant industry so I’m not making anything at the moment. I have shifts but it’s been slow as dirt and I’d rather give what little money there is to go around to people who have no immediate savings and/or income at this time. Even with that, I’m not super nervous. Not …

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“we’re All in this together” COVID-19 Resources For the tampa Bay area

A quick and dirty list of places where you should and SHOULDN’T look for help during the Coronavirus outbreak. Rental/Housing Resources: Don’t bother with the Tampa Bay Housing Authority – their website is useless in this situation even though it’s the first one that comes up on Google. DO call the Crisis Center of Tampa …

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A Tale of Two Pharmacies: How to Afford Your Medication Even Without Insurance

Today we’re talking about how to afford your medication…even WITHOUT insurance. That’s right….we’re talking about drugs, man. Specifically we’re talking about an experience where I overpaid for mine and what you can do to avoid the very same pitfall. Storytime – How NOT to Afford Your Medication So a little while ago I used CVS …

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Breaking the Cycle Part 3: Everyone’s Distant Cousin but No One’s Baby

How the Community Care movement resulted in an epidemic of homelessness. …Deinstitutionalization is at the very least a work in progress if it has begun at all… Hamlin and Oakes Reflections on Deinstitutionalization in the United Kingdom – 2008 1984. England. A scathing report emerges: the structure of the National Health Service is woefully broken, …

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Breaking the Cycle – Exploring Community Mental Health Care Pt. 1: Intro

Community Care is a way to shift the onus of solving social problems away from the individual, like Kenny, who rarely has the resources, emotional education, time, or money to “self care,” to a greater collective that includes individuals, governments, aid organizations, communities, and businesses working together to improve the systemically broken conditions that produce …

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