In: Activism

Celebrating World Bipolar Day 2017
March 29, 2017

On March 30, 2017 we will be celebrating World Bipolar Day as a platform to provide global education, open dialogue…

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Touched with Fire
March 7, 2016

I am so happy to see that bipolar is coming out of the closet. One dramatic example of that is…

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World Bipolar Day 2016
February 16, 2016

World Bipolar Day 2016 World Bipolar Day is celebrated each year every 30th of March, the birthday of the well known post­…

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Mental Health Awareness Week
October 2, 2015

It is Mental Health Awareness Week in the US. The National Alliance on Mental Illness has announced a “Go Green for…

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Parity is What We Want
September 22, 2015

An overwhelming majority of Americans want parity. A large study found that almost 90% of Americans reported that mental health and non-mental…

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Self Injury is the 8th Leading Cause of Death
September 20, 2015

An article just published online in the prestigious journal JAMA Psychiatry makes us drawn case that our fascination with trying to…

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Parity Website
July 5, 2015

We ran across information about a new website that is drawing attention to the issue of mental health parity and that…

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Bipolar Story in New York Times
July 1, 2015

I ran across a fascinating article in The New York Times magazine this past week entitled “I Don’t Believe in God…

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Mental Health Problems and Physical Health
April 11, 2015

An incredibly well researched article in the journal JAMA Psychiatry summarized a body of research on the impact of mental health…

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World Bipolar Day
March 30, 2015

Today, March 30, is World Bipolar Day. World Bipolar Day is a collaborative initiative of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, the…

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Keith O’Neil Fights Stigma
March 11, 2015

Keith O’Neil is a former Super Bowl champion and the founder of the Forever Foundation, an organization whose mission is to…

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Medical Model
December 31, 2014

The medical model is something that many people with depression or mood swings feel frustrated about. The whole doctor-patient relationship with…

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Stigma and Depression
November 13, 2014

Robin William’s death seemed to unleash a new level of openness to discussing depression and the ways that it affects the…

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Mental health in the UK
October 5, 2014

A little flaw in the UK’s ‘socialist’ medical service is poor provision for mental health. We have some of the leading surgeons…

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Mental Health Parity Victory in California
September 11, 2014

On September 10th the California Supreme Court let stand a California Appeals Court decision that the California mental health parity law…

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A Master Storyteller Writes About Homeless People
September 6, 2014

Silent Voices: People with Mental Disorders on the Street Dr. Okin is a master story teller. Still, when I decided to…

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Ten Times More People With Serious Mental Illness in Jails Than Hospitals
April 9, 2014

  Quoted in its entirety from American Psychiatric Press’s News Updates – Ten times more individuals with serious mental illness are…

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Golden Gate Barrier Debate Highlights Misconceptions about Depression
March 30, 2014

Several of the readers of this blog sent me a link to an article that appeared in The New York Times…

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Blog for Mental Health 2014
January 18, 2014

One of the benefits of blogging is that you run into interesting people and ideas. If you blog on WordPress you…

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A Worthwhile Project
November 19, 2013

A good friend of this blog, and a wonderful woman who has energy, talent and a commitment to making a difference,…

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