10 Easy Ways to Root for the “Mental Health Team”

As I was watching our state championship high school basketball game, I couldn’t help but notice how enthusiastic and organized the supporters for each team were. I’ve seen this happen time and time again over the years in all different types of sports venues. So I thought, “Why can’t we show this same level of … Read more…

Finding Meaning in My Life

Stories of Hope: An Interview with Kelly Davis This is part of a series featuring individuals who share their life experiences with mental health issues. Recently, mental health advocate Kelly Davis graciously offered to share about her personal mental health challenges and her current activities. Here’s our interview: DS: Tell us about when you first started becoming aware of concerns related to your mental … Read more…

Thinking Outside the Box to Treat Serious Mental Illness

Not long ago, I attended an educational program on cognitive enhancement therapy, or CET. Chances are you may not be familiar with this type of treatment. It’s a rehabilitation-focused approach which has been shown to improve thinking, memory, attention and other brain functions among individuals with schizophrenia or other serious mental illnesses such as severe depression, … Read more…

Alzheimer’s, Country Music and Love

It was a classic love story. 1981. A talented, attractive dancer meets a successful, handsome singer on a blind date. Love at first sight, marriage, three beautiful children, and happily ever after. Flash forward thirty years to 2011. The now iconic singer and his family announce he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Sound familiar? The … Read more…

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