Mental Illness Stigma: A Toxic Hazard

The fear of being stigmatized at work, at school, within our own families, keeps so many from accepting the very help and treatment they need. Here’s another video from Bring Change 2 Mind, on the real voices and faces of mental illness. Update: Eight years...

Post-traumatic Stress & the Purple Heart

An article in yesterday's New York Times inspired me to write this article for PsychCentral.  Here's an excerpt:Yesterday the New York Times wrote that the Pentagon “decided that it will not award the Purple Heart, the hallowed medal given to those...

Redemption in the Power of Music

You’ve seen posts from me before about music and the important role I believe it plays in our mental health. Music has the power to inspire, motivate, support, nurture, to allow emotion like nothing else can and yes, to make life bearable and hopeful.
Read This & Live Longer

Read This & Live Longer

Do you want to live forever? Me neither. Would you like to Live Longer? I’d like to, however, live to maybe 125. Yeah, 125 has a nice ring to it. What are my chances? I would think pretty good based on both my grandmothers living to almost 100. But my...