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December 19, 2018

After a mental illness “blows up” and can no longer be denied (Stage 4), people often say they “knew something was wrong.” But they didn’t know what was going on or where to turn for the prevention and interve...

December 5, 2018

For people struggling with meeting needs for food, housing, and other basics, going to the dentist feels like a luxury they simply can’t afford. But without a healthy smile, people suffer in surprising ways—p...

June 27, 2018

When the weather forecast shows the beginning of a hurricane, the whole nation waits. Except the Red Cross. Everyone there is in high gear, preparing. Shelters to line up, food to arrange for, supplies to tran...

May 2, 2018

For most people the American Red Cross is associated with presence at the news-making disasters of floods, fires, hurricanes, mass shootings, and such. But every single day—in fact, every eight minutes—crises...

April 25, 2018

Give music therapists a ukulele and they will just give it away! Small enough to be easily held, ukuleles are super easy for children in hospitals to learn to play. With the help of the therapist, patients qui...

March 14, 2018

Nearly nine million Americans—and their families—suffer not only from a disease but also from a stigma. SARDAA, with volunteer help, is working to change the perceptions that keep people with these brain disea...

February 7, 2018

Twenty-one million people suffer from the mental illnesses of depression or bipolar disease. Yes, they need professional help, but they and their families also benefit significantly from volunteers. Through th...

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