Back to School with a Focus on Mental Health

It’s back to school time for kids of all ages. Schools and colleges are bustling again with the promise of a new year. As someone who went to school for a very long time and who teaches in a university setting, I’ve always found this to be an exciting time of year. However, we know … Read more…

Recovery is a Journey, not a Destination

Stories of Hope: An Interview with Jim Buchanan This is part of a series featuring individuals who share their life experiences with mental health issues. Recently, I asked mental health advocate Jim Buchanan about his history of mental health challenges and about some of his current advocacy work. Here’s our interview: DS: Tell us about when you first started becoming … Read more…

The Incredible Power of Peer Support

If you’re at all familiar with issues surrounding mental health and/or addiction, you’ve probably heard of the idea of peer support. But what is peer support and how do you become a peer supporter? Let’s cover these and a few other important points about this very effective and helpful approach. What are the origins of peer … Read more…

“Stories of Hope” – Behind the Scenes

Perhaps you’re already familiar with my “Stories of Hope” series, in which I interview people who have dealt with mental health challenges and who share the lessons they have learned through their journey. I’ve completed and published several dozen Stories of Hope interviews; you can click here to see and read them all. I think … Read more…

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