Week-ending March 6, 2015: In this week’s installment of Mental Illness in the News, I want to spotlight one particular news item that really resonated with me. The post, How Should We Talk About Mental Health, written by Thu-Huong Ha, Ideas.Ted.com Author, focuses on thoughts and ideas around how we should talk about Mental Illness (link […]
During the month of March, the Mental Health Caregiver and caregiving will be the focus on the blog. We want to shine light on these amazing heroes, provide a place where they can feel understood, and share wellness and self-care information that can be useful when managing through a health crisis of any kind. There […]
Last week I debuted the first blog “Mental Illness in the News” round-up. Thank you all for your great feedback; many of the blog readers were very excited about last week’s list! Since it was so well received, I decided to do it again! So this week, we again looked for news and other articles that showed the […]
As a caregiver and mental health advocate, I keep my eyes and ears open for news and discussions related to mental illness and stigma. There seems to be an influx of news stories recently, and the good news is that these stories are not being circulated on the heels of a tragic event or situation […]
This post was originally published as part of Gently Moving Forward‘s Be Love Month Does it feel like everywhere you look these days, there are reminders that it’s February, the month of love? How often do you see a commercial or hear a radio spot about love and think “ugh, really, blah blah blah”? I […]
Today’s guest post author shared that he wrote this piece after reading the Tao through several times. In it, he explores the things in our lives that we create that brings about separation and disconnection from each other. It also speaks indirectly about the battles, the breaking, that can occur within each of us; good versus evil, sickness versus […]
Have you ever experienced a time when someone says something pretty benign to you and yet, it hits that tender spot deep in your soul? You know the comments that bring you back to when you were a child, that make you feel shameful or like you just can’t get it right? I imagine that each of […]
When I first started writing my blog, the focus was specific to sharing my lessons learned and journey as I supported my son through his mental health crisis and aftercare. I felt compelled to share and provide insight as to the pitfalls, the challenges, and the maze of process that came along with this experience. […]
This year is going to be THE year to start putting our visions into action, make the changes we’ve been wanting and live our best year yet! The more we leave behind, the lighter we will travel towards our destination!
Christmas time, as the song goes, is a time of joy and cheer. For me, it serves as a reminder of a specific Christmas season four years ago; the year that everything changed. It was a major fork in the road for me, and as Yogi Berra says, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it” and take it I did.