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Veterans Day and Mental Health

Read Mark C. Russell's November 9th editorial published in The Seattle Times entitled, On this Veterans Day, where is the outrage over mental-health crisis? Russell concludes with this call to action: Honor our veterans this [...]

Why I Keep Away from Madness, Dyane Leshin-Harwod #MarchMadness

I love this post written by my dear friend Dyane Leshin-Harwood of Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder for STIGMAMA.com. She eloquently and powerfully explains how she takes care of herself, how she pays [...]

Prevent and Treat Childhood Trauma #1000Speak for Compassion

[ted id=2194] Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or [...]

Childhood Trauma of Parental Mental Illness #1000Speak for Compassion

At the beginning of this week, Terezin - a woman who had been horrifically abused by a mother diagnosed with manic depressive psychosis - read my poem Suicide Infanticide and was understandably enraged. My poem described a fleeting [...]