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Issue 150


Find Issue #150, (Spring 2011) – “Mental Health: Challenges and Hope” of Communities Magazine here!

Hopeful New Stories from the Old World

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Ten European ecovillages show the way to a brighter future.


Nurturing Healthy Minds

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Living in community can provide all the elements necessary for promoting mental well-being, from kinship and useful work to recreation and beauty.


Rx for “Mental Illness”

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How can we best support mental health? Caring attention—even from amateurs—can promote healing unattainable through impersonal approaches or drugs.


Prescription Facebook

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Ex-members of the Emissaries of Divine Light reflect on their shared past and discover more holistic approaches to inner wellness as they reunite online.


Shadow Sides of NVC and Co-Counseling

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To make best use of nonviolent communication and co-counseling, avoid these traps.


Hand in Hand, Heart to Heart

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With loving help from others, the old emotional distresses that can sabotage both our mental health and our relationships in community can be cleared and permanently resolved.


Tough Grace

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For 12 years, a once-proud career woman struggled with manic depression, becoming a “bag lady” and experiencing more than a dozen hospitalizations, before entering recovery.


Communicable Gifts

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Both healthy ideas and unhealthy ideas can take hold and spread like viruses. Suicidal tendencies and eating disorders provide invaluable lessons to one communitarian.


Gifted, Mad, and Out of Control

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The author recounts his personal history with the “mentally ill”—social misfits who can show us the way to a better world, if they are allowed to make the journey.


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