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Coping With Mental Illness

How Mental Illness Fed My Creativity

Diriye Osman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

Ultimately, it's about keeping despair at bay, and sometimes simple things like running, taking up a hobby, doing charity work, painting or, in my case, writing can be a galvanizing part of the recovery process. Keeping the brain and the body active can give life a semblance of pleasure and hope. This is what writing has done for me.

A Kindergarten Teacher in Therapy

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

To casually and publically refer to those without mental health concerns as "normal" is thoughtless and perpetuates the myth that mental illness is shameful. It's one thing when ill-informed family members remain bound by a stigma; it's another when presumably educated folks working in our legal system remain equally bound.

Searching for Bobby Fischer... and Bobby Neugeboren

Jay Neugeboren | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Neugeboren

The parallels in the lives of my brother and Fischer are often as remarkable as they are sad, and I've tried here to tell part of the story: