Suicide on the Rise, Why?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report today showing a 30% increase in U.S. suicide rates since 1999. The deaths this week of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain put an exclamation point on the issue. What exactly is going on?
How to Change Your Mind
Imagine being able break from from the destructive thinking that characterizes major depression and other mental illnesses.
Remember All of the Fallen
As we remember our fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, I also want to take time to remember the service men and women, both active duty and veterans, who die by suicide every year – estimated at 22 a day.
I love the idea of love transcending death – the love of those who’ve passed written on our hearts for eternity.
Mother’s Day is always a little bit sad for me because my mom isn’t here. I especially hurt for my kids who don’t have the privilege of having a living grandmother. However, her absence is what drives me to try to be the very best mom for her grandsons that I can be. One way…
Psychedelic Drug Therapy – A New Hope
Psychedelic drug therapy is going to be the biggest story in psychiatry in over 30 years.
Going barefoot outdoors has health benefits.
Book Review: Imagine Me Gone
Adam Haslett’s “Imagine Me Gone” explores the devastating toll of mental illness on both the sufferers and the loved ones who care for them.
Memories Old and New
Are you hanging on to meaningful objects such as old letters or photos, costume jewelry, fabric pieces, and the like? Things that have no real purpose anymore, but you can’t bear to throw them away because of the memories attached to them? It’s time to pull those treasured objects out and think about ways of…
My thoughts on Chris Cornell
The death of Soundgarden’s singer-songwriter, Chris Cornell, left his family and friends shocked. He was performing brilliantly on tour. He was in good spirits. Although in hindsight, those close to him said something was “off” on the night of his death. CNN reports that Cornell’s widow disputed the official finding that her husband died by suicide because she does not believe that her…