Thriving on the Other Side of Illness

Stories of Hope: An Interview with Mark Hattas This is part of a series featuring individuals who share their life experiences with mental health issues. Recently, I asked entrepreneur Mark Hattas about his history of mental health challenges and about the recent launch of his new mental health organization. Here’s our interview: DS: Tell us about when you first … Read more…

Find Value in All Parts of Your Precious Self

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

I Won’t Be Limited By My Mental Illness

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

No Longer ‘Running In Silence’

Stories of Hope: An Interview with Rachael Steil This is part of a series featuring individuals who share their life experiences with mental health issues. Recently, I asked mental health advocate and author Rachael Steil about her history of mental health challenges and her self-help memoir. Here’s our interview: DS: Tell us about when you first started becoming aware of concerns … Read more…

“I’ve Lost My Mind: How I Found It Again”

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

Bipolar Disorder Is My Biggest Competitor

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

Giving Mental Illness A Voice

Stories of Hope: An Interview with Sam Davies This is part of a series featuring individuals who share their life experiences with mental health issues. Recently, I asked mental health advocate and psychotherapist Samantha Davies about her history of mental health challenges and about some of her current advocacy efforts. Trigger warning: thoughts and behaviors related to suicide are discussed. … Read more…

“I Want to Share Your Story of Hope”

Have you been personally affected by mental illness or a mental health concern? Would you like to share your story of your experiences, challenges, treatments and successes? If so, I would love to help you share your unique and personal story. I’ve been sharing such first-person accounts for some time now in my “Stories of … Read more…

Living with Mental Illness Does Not Define Me

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

Your Time to Shine Will Happen

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

Learning to Enjoy the Present

Stories of Hope: An Interview with Theresa Larsen This is part of a series featuring individuals who share their life experiences with mental health issues. Recently, I asked mental health advocate and author Theresa Larsen about her son’s mental health challenges and their effect on the family. Here’s our interview: DS: Tell us about when you first started noticing concerns related to … Read more…

I Am Enough

Stories of Hope: An Interview with Brian Cuban This is part of a series featuring individuals who share their life experiences with mental health issues. Recently, I asked mental health advocate and author Brian Cuban 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…

You Can Thrive in Your Recovery

Stories of Hope: An Interview with Rob Houston This is part of a series featuring individuals who share their life experiences with mental health issues. Recently, I asked Rob Houston about his history of mental health challenges and about some of his current activities. Here’s our interview: DS: Tell us about when you first started becoming aware of concerns related to your … Read more…

Finding a Sense of Peace

Stories of Hope: An Interview with Suzy Favor Hamilton This is part of a series featuring individuals who share their life experiences with mental health issues. Recently, I asked Suzy Favor Hamilton, former Olympic athlete, best-selling author of “Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness,” and mental health advocate to share a little about her journey and … Read more…

Two Awesome Aussie Advocates!

Stories of Hope: An Interview with Stefani Caminiti and Lauren Breen This is part of a series featuring individuals who share their life experiences with mental health issues. Recently, I asked Australian mental health advocates (and best friends) Stefani Caminiti and Lauren Breen to talk about their extensive involvement in several innovative mental health advocacy initiatives. … Read more…

It’s More Than OK to Ask for Help

Stories of Hope: An Interview with Aidan O’Connell This is part of a series featuring individuals who share their life experiences with mental health issues. Recently, I asked mental health advocate Aidan O’Connell 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…

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