As a parent with bipolar disorder I’m probably too focused on my daughter’s mental health. Instead of simply helping her and allowing her to navigate her moods I’m hyper-vigilant - concerned that every sad day followed by an exuberant, joyous exploration is a sign of pathology r…
The direct result of shutting out the points of view of those we disagree with is a loss of empathy. Disagreement, handled gently, can lead to a great …
It’s no surprise that people may try things offered to them for free or at a discount, but they will only continue with them if they find real value. P…
There’s no doubt that what we eat can have a profound impact on our mood and our mental health. What is surprising is how little this has been studied …
Last night at my in-laws house in the middle of nowhere I really wanted a Reese’s Cup. At home, in a dense neighborhood in Philadelphia, I could walk t…
For all parents and those of us living with mental illness, Simone Biles’ withdraw from Olympic competition this week is a teaching moment. The problem…
People in mental health expected the worst from the pandemic. Jobs have been lost, people have isolated without significant human contact for over a ye…
For better or worse, I write most of my posts from the point of view of my own experience. While I carefully cite peer reviewed research to make my poi…
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