Faith in itself, like a life buoy, sometimes a life buoy, is not automatic. It is never certain in the questions it tries to answer in the first place, and those who attempt to answer it often have to look beyond automatic survival and intuition to discover possible answers.
You may always be a part of my life. I will give you that. But you will never define me. You do not make me who I am. I will have good days and I will have bad days but that is okay, because no matter what I will wake up every day and value the beauty of life that you shielded from my view for so long.
If we can reduce human suffering, we can reduce addiction. We must decide that the cost of addiction in lives and money is not acceptable to our society in the 21st century. We highly commend Jason for his extraordinary article, and thank him for the lives he has saved.
Every November we acknowledge the special services our nation's 43 million family caregivers contribute to their loved ones and our country. Family ...
This is the first blog in our newest series as we count down to the darkest day of the year: the winter solstice. Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring some of the brightest lights of hope in our community -- the true shooting stars in our field.
I don't watch much television these days. I'm pretty sure I record most programs, but there are only a handful that I actually get around to watching...
There are many times when I suggest adult coloring books to patients, and they look at me like perhaps we should be switching seats. However, time and again, they come back to me and tell me how beneficial they find them to be.
This is an interview with Elizabeth Carling, who offers a free community-based yoga program with the support of her employer, Patricia McKeen, owner of A New Awakening counseling agency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Despite ongoing efforts to educate the public about mental health, many misconceptions remain. Before the stigma can be stopped, these five mental health myths need to be debunked:
The older I get the more I look at kindness as a verb. If every action (even thought) sends out a ripple into our world, then let's get a wave going. If we're on this spinning-top of a planet as a unit, then we may as well make the time together as quality as possible. Who's with me?
We beg people who are suffering and suicidal to get help while at the same time shaming and stigmatizing them. We give mixed messages. Our shame is dated, unethical and cruel.
Two weeks ago, I headed to the Himalayas for the adventure of a lifetime in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Since I was invited to speak at the Royal Palace...
Most of the time I consider myself a glass-half-full kind of person. But this week my son has been drinking out of my glass, and now it's empty. It's ironic. We special needs parents lament about how our kids never get invited to birthday parties, and then when we finally get an invitation we wonder why we've accepted it.
We have a far greater understanding of the science of HIV, as well as effective prevention tools and powerful medications. Despite these advances, for someone living with HIV fear, shame and stigma are far more lethal than the virus.
This is a daunting problem, and one of the many problems in mental health that former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has been trying to solve for over 30 years.
One sunny afternoon early this month, I took my dog Cooper for a walk around the meadow behind my wife's and my home. As Cooper and I followed the tra...
Today happens to be International Stand Up To Bullying Day; we have the perfect video for you! This is the first video in a series highlighting resil...
f you stigmatize me, that's your ignorance, not my truth. Cool people, who are educated about mental illness and confident in their own mental health, don't stigmatize. Stigma is dated, cruel and just plain wrong. Get educated about mental illness and come over to the cool side.
Finding balance and keeping your health and overall wellness a priority. This is a topic that is being talked about often.
Many people write me, asking about how to respond to someone who is diagnosed with a serious illness. People often want very badly to say or do the "right" thing.