Suicide Is Something We Can Definitely Live Without

This is ultimately a tale of heroes and life winning out over death. But first we must acknowledge some clear and painful truths. The tragic epidemic Suicide is a global public health issue and a personal tragedy affecting untold numbers of individuals and families. In case you didn’t know, suicide claimed the lives of over … Read more…

a little conversation about recovery

Let’s talk a little about recovery from mental illness and addiction. Ok, sounds good. Once upon a time, we didn’t think people with mental illness could get better. They were just that “odd” relative or they lived in an institution. Now we know better. People with mental illness can recover! Really? What exactly is recovery? … Read more…

How We Think About Mental Illness – Time for Plan B

Depending on who you talk to, there are dramatically different views of mental illness. One scenario which captures the unpleasant reality many have experienced looks something like this: Plan A – Many people with a mental illness: Have never been diagnosed Have received a diagnosis but have a lack of insight or deny it Are afraid … Read more…

100 Days on Twitter: A Psychologist’s Take on the Benefits of Social Media

I’ve been active on Facebook for about 7 years. I love keeping up with friends and family, sharing pictures and updates, playing games, and all that stuff. A few years ago, I found LinkedIn and I’ve enjoyed networking to find connections with common professional interests. But I never got into Twitter. Sure, I had signed up … Read more…

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