Gratitude for Health

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there will inevitably be a lot of talk about thankfulness and appreciation of life and all they have to offer. Aside from the goodnessContinue Reading

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Global Mental Health: Medical versus Social Approaches to Treatment and Social Change

It has been just six years since the Movement for Global Mental Health took off on October 8, 2008. In that time, the Movement has sought to create a platformContinue Reading

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Kathryn’s Story: Tackling Depression with a Smart Treatment Plan

As we hold onto our own islands of Hope in the face of depression, we are sure that the same treatment doesn’t work for everyone. Along with therapy and medication,Continue Reading

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Fantastic Q&A on Exercise and Depression

Our wonderful advisory board member, Kirsten Straughan, was kind enough to let iFred present to the students in UIC’s Human Nutrition program, preparing students to become registered dieticians.  Students interested in volunteeringContinue Reading

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Support During Suicide, Feeling Passionate Grief, and Finding Hope

A friend of mine told me today she lost her friend’s father to suicide.  It was completely unexpected.  Why, she asks?  How did we not know?  How does this happen?Continue Reading

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Mood-factory Color Advisor Denise Turner Talks Art Therapy

Did you know that art can be therapeutic? This comes to no surprise to museum goers, who have a visual and emotional experience when viewing art. Aware of the importanceContinue Reading

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