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Mental Illness on Martha’s Vineyard

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) was taught to a group of about 20 at the Oak Bluffs Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 23. MHFA...

Mental illness on Martha’s Vineyard: Life and death with severe bipolar disorder

The Times has run several stories on Vineyarders suffering with mental illness. For others, see: bit.ly/MVMentalillnessLeslie’s husband suffered from bipolar disorder — a mental...

An anxiety story: He just doesn’t talk

Sam is 23 years old, and does not speak.He has an anxiety disorder called selective mutism (SM). He understands language, but he is...

Mental Illness on Martha’s Vineyard: On the run with schizophrenia

In his book, “People and Predicaments,” Dr. Milton Mazer described the study he conducted on Martha’s Vineyard beginning in 1961, which showed that incidences...

Mental illness on Martha’s Vineyard: Losing one’s life to food

In his book, “People and Predicaments,” Dr. Milton Mazer described the study he conducted on Martha’s Vineyard beginning in 1961, which showed that incidences...

Families help families cope with mental illness

Families struggling to cope when loved ones have serious mental illness say they find the help they need through the Island's Family-to-Family (F2F) class.“Family...