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I Love Life: Recovery From Depression [AUDIO]

One in four Americans suffer from a mental disorder.  Carol Kivler knows that for a fact!

"I was a part time college professor with three healthy kids and a loving husband, a beautiful home and money in the bank

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Surviving Mental Illness [AUDIO]

Most people with mental illness recover and are able to lead fulfilling lives in the community---where they receive ongoing treatment and support.

Linda Naomi Katz, author of the best selling book "Surviving Mental Illness," knows that for a fact!

Linda was diagnosed at age 24 with bipolar disorder

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You Are Not Alone [VIDEO]

Despite gains in the treatment and opportunities for recovery, coping with the difficulties that many people encounter in caring for a relative or friend with mental illness can be difficult.

Wendy Giebink, Executive Director of NAMI South Dakota, says the organization's Family-to-Family program can be a great help!  The program is a free 12-week course for families and friends of adults living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders and borderline personality disorder

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Hope For The Mentally Ill [AUDIO]

If you're battling mental illness, Wendy Giebink, Executive Director of NAMI South Dakota, encourages you to participate in one of NAMI's support groups.

"Connections is the NAMI support group for people living with mental illness.  It's

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Living With Anxiety [AUDIO]

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States affecting over 40 million adults.

Wendy Giebink of NAMI South Dakota says the good news is that the disorder is highly treatable

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Mrs. South Dakota Advocates For Mental Health Awareness

Shannon Rook is Mrs. South Dakota and she wants to spread the word about mental illness.

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Sioux Falls Walk Fights Stigma of Mental Illness

Supporters of the National Alliance of Mental Illness have gathered in Sioux Falls to help in the fight to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness.

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Recovering From Mental Illness

 Following years of psychotherapy, seven shock therapy treatments and medication (taking 17 pills a day), Eileen White has found her purpose in life.  “At first, I was a really angry person because I really felt like I got a raw deal.  Here I am being dia

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A Message Of Hope

If you're feeling down right now and don't feel life is worth living, Eileen White has a message worth hearing.

Eileen, who battled depression for years, savors life moment by moment.

"No matter how ill you get, no matter how down you are---there is help out there

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New Focus Needed On Our Children

Let’s talk about what is. Our children should be the focus for a while. They are more than just a photograph or a name on a registry at school.

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