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Our Depression is a program of The Chronically Awesome Foundation #chronicallyawesome is the ONLY foundation to meet the needs of people with any chronic illness through peer to peer support & art therapy. Located in Aliso Viejo, California, considered the hub of Orange County's "Tech Corridor". The Chronically Awesome Foundation has chosen this beautiful community because of it's access to a vibrant costal art community and a growing, thriving technical community. Chronically Awesome is just an arms reach from both Laguna and Newport Beach, allowing us to partner with some of the best in the creative world while still working closely with our friends in the technology world. Reaching out to where traditional support groups cannot: directly into the homes, hospitals, rehab facilities, or anywhere the chronically ill can be found. If there is an internet connection, there is a chance to participate in any of of our programs. If you can tweet, text, sign on to Facebook, check email, or log on to a Google+ Hangout, you can get the support you need from the Chronically Awesome Community. Through all of these new media resources, you can also take part in volunteer efforts to advocate for the all inclusive Awesome community, or help to organize programs supporting blogging, creative writing, photography, beading, or whatever your artistic specialty is.

Our Depression is a program of The Chronically Awesome Foundation #chronicallyawesome is the ONLY foundation to meet the needs of people with any chronic illness through peer to peer support & art therapy. Located in Aliso Viejo, California, considered the hub of Orange County's "Tech Corridor". The Chronically Awesome Foundation has chosen this beautiful community because of it's access to a vibrant costal art community and a growing, thriving technical community. Chronically Awesome is just an arms reach from both Laguna and Newport Beach, allowing us to partner with some of the best in the creative world while still working closely with our friends in the technology world. Reaching out to where traditional support groups cannot: directly into the homes, hospitals, rehab facilities, or anywhere the chronically ill can be found. If there is an internet connection, there is a chance to participate in any of of our programs. If you can tweet, text, sign on to Facebook, check email, or log on to a Google+ Hangout, you can get the support you need from the Chronically Awesome Community. Through all of these new media resources, you can also take part in volunteer efforts to advocate for the all inclusive Awesome community, or help to organize programs supporting blogging, creative writing, photography, beading, or whatever your artistic specialty is.

Mission: The Chronically Awesome Foundation's mission is to cultivate and support a chronically awesome community of writers and artists, to educate the public, and raise awareness about their needs, and advocate for resources to fight conditions they represent.

10 things to do everyday to beat depression. What do you do to beat your own depression?
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10 Things I Do Every Day to Beat Depression

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Matchmaker Matchmaker find me a therapist
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How This Founder Is Innovating In Mental Health By Bringing Matchmaking To Therapy

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Antidepressants can be effective, but you want to watch for side effects of these prescriptions for depression.

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How to Handle Panic Attacks

How to Handle Panic Attacks

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Could Hot Dogs and Beef Jerky Make You Manic?
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NAMI offers free "Mental Health First Aid" events
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VIDEO: Patrick Kennedy on Bipolar, Addiction and Speaking Out
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How anxiety disorders are treated
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How Are Anxiety Disorders Treated?

How anxiety disorders are treated

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Why Bipolar Disorder Is Often Wrongly Diagnosed
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Why Bipolar Disorder Is Often Wrongly Diagnosed

Why Bipolar Disorder Is Often Wrongly Diagnosed

Bipolar disorder can be debilitating, but diagnosing it is tricky: Symptoms are often mistaken for depression, and overdiagnosis is also an issue. Learn how to spot all of the signs so that you or a loved one can best communicate them to your doctor.

10 Signs Your Antidepressant Isn't Working #Depression #chronicallyawesome
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10 Signs Your Antidepressant Isn't Working

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Dealing With Depression and Loneliness
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Depression and loneliness often go hand in hand. Learn strategies to overcome the isolation of depression and other symptoms that can cause you to feel lonely.

How Sleep Affects Mental Health and Vice-Versa | Everyday Health
06/13/2018
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The relationship between sleep and depression, anxiety, and other mood and mental health problems is complicated, but very connected. Here’s what you should know if you’re managing one of the conditions or both.

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There will be math...

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If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

Anxiety in Middle Age Linked to Dementia Study suggests that treating anxiety might lower the risk for Alzheimer’s later...
06/06/2018
Anxiety in Middle Age Linked to Dementia

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Study suggests that treating anxiety might lower the risk for Alzheimer’s later in life.

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How Music Therapy Can Relieve Depression
06/04/2018
How Music Therapy Can Relieve Depression

How Music Therapy Can Relieve Depression

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Use This 'Pain Scale' to Assess Your Mental Health
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Use This 'Pain Scale' to Assess Your Mental Health

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If you’ve ever been in the hospital recovering from a surgery, you know the health care providers will ask you to “rate” your pain on a scale of 1 to 10, so they can administer pain relief if you need it. But assessing mental-health distress doesn’t have a simple 1-10 scale, because mental h...

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How to Handle Panic Attacks

How to Handle Panic Attacks

A panic attack is extreme anxiety that results in physical symptoms and can mimic a heart attack. Learn how to manage panic attacks at EverydayHealth.com.

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27068 La Paz Rd, # 745
Aliso Viejo, CA
92656

General information

Founded in 2012 based, and based on the phenomenon of the twitter hashtag #chronicallyawesome and the WhatTheJules blogging community, The Chronically Awesome Foundation strives to cultivate and support the creative chronically awesome community of writers and artists, crafters, and artisans of all kinds to educate the public, and raise awareness about their needs, and advocate for resources to fight conditions they represent.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 12:00

Telephone

(949) 613-5044

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Oh dear, "experts" telling us how to handle our illness. Oh sh*t.
Is Depression inherited?
ENDORPHINES help fight DEPRESSION.