Benefits of University-Based Mental Health Training Clinics

For over 20 years, a significant part of my job has been to direct a university-based mental health center. Our center is affiliated with the Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky. The center’s mission is to provide effective and affordable mental health services to the community and to provide a site to train … Read more…

Living in the ‘Middle Ground’ of Recovery

Stories of Hope: An Interview with Joanna Kay This is part of a series featuring individuals who share their life experiences with mental health issues. Recently, I asked writer and mental health activist Joanna Kay about the personal challenges she has faced and some of the lessons she has learned through her ongoing journey. Here’s our interview: DS: How … Read more…

WHAM! Using Whole Health Action Management to Address Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns

Over 60 years ago, Dr. Brock Chisholm, a psychiatrist and the first Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said “Without mental health there can be no true physical health.” It’s now universally accepted that mental health and physical health are related and both must be included in any comprehensive personal recovery plan for mental … Read more…

The Best Part of My Life is Ahead

Stories of Hope: An Interview with Caroline Turriff This is part of a series featuring individuals who share their life experiences with mental health issues. Recently, I asked writer and blogger Caroline Turriff about the mental health challenges she has faced and some of the lessons she has learned through her journey. Here’s our interview: DS: Tell us about when … Read more…

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