The ‘ABC’s of Recovery’

Recently I came across a terrific blog called “Romancing the Road to Recovery” by Jo Baltodano. In her blog, Jo says she suffered from an eating disorder since the 4th grade, but she didn’t seek help until age 25 when she was near death. She decided to engage in treatment and chose to fight to … Read more…

Psychiatric Advance Directives: A “Living Will” for Mental Health Treatment

It’s likely you’ve heard of a “living will,” a legal document that outlines one’s preferences for their medical treatment in the event of a serious or terminal illness which renders them unable to express their wishes. But did you know there’s something like a “living will” for mental health care? It’s usually called a “psychiatric … Read more…

Finding Hope and Healing

Stories of Hope: An Interview with Julie Kraft This is the first of a series of  ‘Stories of Hope’ articles featuring individuals who share their life experiences with mental health issues. Recently, I asked Julie Kraft about the challenges she has faced with her mental health and how her journey of recovery is continuing to unfold. Here’s … Read more…

How To Talk With Your Kids About Mental Illness

If you’re a parent and you or another family member has experienced mental health concerns, you probably have felt unsure about how to talk with your children about this issue. Should you discuss it at all? If you do, what should you say? Your first reaction may be to avoid talking with your children about … Read more…

12 Takeaways from a Revealing New Mental Health Survey

In a recent post, we reviewed the findings from the Harris Poll’s online survey of 2,020 adults regarding their attitudes about suicide. Now, let’s cover the results from the same survey about attitudes and experiences related to mental health issues and mental health treatment. The survey findings were eye-opening and provide several key takeaways. Let’s … Read more…

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