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Breaking the Stigma on Mental Health: Warning Signs & Coping Skills

May 19th, 2018

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In observance, IVA is producing a three-part blog series, entitled “Breaking the Stigma on Mental Health,” to help end social discrimination against mental illness. This is part two of the series. Click here to read the previous post.   50% of all chronic mental illnesses begin by the age […]

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Breaking the Stigma on Mental Health: Common Conditions

May 12th, 2018

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In observance, IVA is producing a three-part blog series, entitled “Breaking the Stigma on Mental Health,” to help end social discrimination against mental illness. This is part one of the series. Click here to read the series introduction. Mental illnesses are among the most common health conditions in the […]

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Breaking the Stigma on Mental Health

May 5th, 2018

Mental health. It affects 44.7 million people in the U.S. alone; is the leading cause of disability worldwide; and is the most costly medical condition in our country, totaling $201 billion in expenditures. Yet no one is talking about it. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports 18.3% of adults and 49.5% of children […]

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Taking Over Your Parent’s Finances? What You’ll Need to do First

April 27th, 2018

The thought of taking over your parent’s finances can be overwhelming and create a lot of stress. As a result of that stress, it may be difficult to formulate a plan to move forward. But you don’t have to do it alone. Here’s a step-by-step guide for how to get started — and establish a […]

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