Why You Must Stop Smoking

I’ve worked with many people over the years to help them with challenges related to mental illness and addiction to drugs and alcohol. Unfortunately, a large percentage of these folks have also struggled with another tough addiction: nicotine from tobacco products. I’m always careful to ask if someone smokes or uses other forms of tobacco, … Read more…

Recovery is a Process

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

8 ‘Rules of the Road’ for Better Mental Health

I drive to and from work five days per week and I have well over a half million miles as a driver under my belt since learning to drive as a teenager. Over the years, I’ve certainly seen my share of both good and bad driving behaviors. And yes, I’ve been in a handful of … Read more…

My Journey to Mental Health

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

My First Two Years as a Mental Health Blogger

This week I’m acknowledging the second anniversary of my mental health and wellness blog and stepping back to reflect upon my two-year social media journey. I thought it might be fun to take a look at some numbers that reflect key markers of my social media activity over the past two years.  Here we go: 50,000+: The … Read more…

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