Speak Up: National Day Without Stigma

Today is National Day Without Stigma! I'm sharing some information put together by Active Minds. I hope you'll join in and spread the word... National Day Without Stigma is a program of Active Minds, Inc. that falls during Mental Health Awareness Week (October 5-11, 2014). National Day Without Stigma is part of an ongoing effort … Continue reading Speak Up: National Day Without Stigma

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Help Spread the Word: National Day Without Stigma

Monday, October 6 is National Day Without Stigma. This is a wonderful idea started by Active Minds, a¬†nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health. I've just stumbled upon this org, and am so glad it exists. As I've mentioned in my book, suicide is now the number two cause of death … Continue reading Help Spread the Word: National Day Without Stigma

Ashburn Patch Article: Beyond Bullying

You've probably heard that several teenagers around the country have taken their own lives in the past week. Celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres are speaking up about bullying and lesbian/gay issues. These are certainly subjects worth discussing, but many people are bullied. Not everyone breaks. Continued on Patch...

Antidepressants: Do you really need them?

I just got an article about the Solve program run by a friend of mine. This is a great article about speaking out about being mentally ill. I've been mostly silent about my time in the loony bin nine years ago until now. Now I'm writing a memoir about it. Sometimes, for some people, I … Continue reading Antidepressants: Do you really need them?