My Life Is A Hair Pulling Experience!

“Truth is I cut my hair for freedom, not for beauty.”  ~Chrisette Michele When I was about 13 years old — 27 or so years ago — I decided to grow a ponytail. Before that, my parents chose my hair style and kept it short. At the time, I just wanted to look like my 80s hair [...]

By |2017-09-13T19:06:43-04:00September 13th, 2017|Advocacy, Depression, Mental Illness, Relationships|Comments Off on My Life Is A Hair Pulling Experience!

Is Publicly Diagnosing the President A Question for Professional Ethics?

As much as we’d like to believe that psychiatrists — as well as other mental health professionals — are above reproach, the truth is that they are people first. And people come with opinions, biases, and agendas. It’s because they are people first that governing bodies have come up with rules to govern their professional [...]

By |2017-09-06T11:40:29-04:00September 6th, 2017|Mental Illness|Comments Off on Is Publicly Diagnosing the President A Question for Professional Ethics?

Mental Illness Isn’t as Invisible as People Think

Working as a speaker and writer in the mental health field, I hear a lot of things over and over. Stigma, for example, comes up a lot, as do various analogies for different diagnoses. Obviously, I don’t agree with everything I hear, but sometimes I don’t realize I disagree until years later. [...]

By |2017-03-21T21:31:30-04:00March 21st, 2017|Mental Illness|1 Comment