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The Power of Telling a Story

Donna, my wife, and I have been certified as presenters for the “In Our Own Voice: Living With Mental Illness” speaking program by the National Alliance On Mental Illness. We went through the training in early 2015. Since then, we

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Walking With Some Of My Heroes

Last Saturday morning, I gathered with a whole bunch of people who are among the folks I most admire in the world – my heroes, actually. They inspire me every day to keep going. I was participating in the annual

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Talking about Mental Health Awareness Month

From the website of the National Alliance on Mental Illness: During the month of May, NAMI and participants across the country are bringing awareness to mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for

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When Tragedy of Suicide Strikes, Have Faith

I have been aware of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the organization’s wonderful work for many years. But it has been only in the last 18 months or so that I have become passionate about helping NAMI’s message

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“We Were Made For Times Like These”

Today, I had the privilege to address about 180 people at the annual Missouri Mental Health Rally in the Rotunda of the State Capitol in Jefferson City. I was inspired by the large attendance and definitely by the messages shared

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The Great Constants Of Every New Year

As I’m beginning to write this, 2016 is already more than 29 hours old. Where does the time go? I mean that facetiously … sort of. The year has begun in a relaxed mode for Donna and me. That’s a

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Holiday Blues? Or Genuine Depression?

‘Tis the season to be jolly, right? Happy Holidays, all the signs say. Merry Christmas, friends say to one another. The lights make every neighborhood look festive, the music makes every store joyful, the parties lend an air of fun

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God’s Five-Month No-Depression Plan

As recently as Christmas Eve last year, I had serious thoughts about checking myself into a hospital. A psychiatric hospital. I had been there before – several times before – when I hadn’t felt safe with myself or when I

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Mike & Donna Eisenbath



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