mental illness

Assistance in the Cycle of Poverty

Poverty touches every area of life for members of The Well Community. Program Coordinators Ericka Ruiz and Gemma Cardenas continually see how lack of resources tie the hands of those living with serious mental illnesses, ...

Pets As Comfort Companions

Well Community members Lyndon and Angel with their dogs What’s more comforting than a cat curled up with you after a tiresome day? Or an energetic puppy bounding around the house, its little tail wagging ...

Your Church and Mental Health

By Carol Dowsett Nearly 20% of Americans are impacted by mental health difficulties each year. And many are sitting in the pews of your church. Did you know that? While churches typically stand at "high ...

Scrapping Seven Myths About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is one of the most debilitating mental illnesses. It’s also among the most misunderstood. This serious, chronic disease can cause hallucinations, delusions and difficulty concentrating, as well as social withdrawal and emotional unresponsiveness. And, ...

Seven Facts Everyone Needs to Know About Mental Illnesses

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it’s the perfect time to learn more about the mental health conditions that affect over 50 million Americans every year—including people you know. Learning about mental illnesses is ...

Six Ways to Stop Stigma

Stigma is an all-too-common experience for those dealing with mental illnesses. For members at The Well, it does its damage daily. The majority of those who live with mental illness experienece the pain of stigma. ...