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 h…
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…
Two reports from the UK are painting very different pictures of the mental health impact of Covid-19 and unemployment. One, as reported in The Atlantic…
When the shutdown first began and everyone was forced online we had Zoom happy hours and Zoom reunions and Zoom drop-ins with people we hadn’t seen in …
I’ve become increasingly troubled by proponents of mindfulness. From companies touting meditation as a means to help workers deal with unpleasant work …
In measuring whether or not the occurrence of bipolar episodes increases with age, the age the disorder first appears is more important than the effect…