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B’More Clubhouse

B’More Clubhouse invites individuals living with mental illness into a community engaged in building meaningful lives, bridging the gap between patient-hood and person-hood. There are over 330 Clubhouses worldwide, however B’More Clubhouse is the first and only Clubhouse in the state of Maryland. We opened our doors in April 2009 and

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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even

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Graham Moore Acceptance Speech Inspires Hope

Graham Moore delivered a hopeful message to young people. He mentions that he struggled with severe depression as a teen and that it is okay to be weird and different. Oprah presented Graham Moore with the Oscar® for Best Adapted Screenplay for “The Imitation Game” at the 87th Oscars® in

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PAD Supports Murphy/Johnson Bill H.R.2646

We had an opportunity to meet with Congressman Delaney yesterday. He was very kind, sympathetic, and supportive of our cause. We also asked him to support the Murphy/Johnson bill H.R.2646. This bill deals with possible changes to HIPAA, relating to the development and dissemination of evidence-based interventions, integrated service programs,

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