Tag Archives: Mental Health

What You Might Not Know About Your College-Aged Child

Excuse me, can I catch you for just one moment? Your child is off to college tomorrow. How exciting! What adventures to be had!  I’m sure that you will be lonely, but then you will think about how happy your … Continue reading

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Is It Ever Enough?

If you are following the news right now, you know that Robin Williams suffered from addiction and depression and finally succumbed to his illnesses. It is incredibly sad to lose yet another talented person to these dual diseases. So many … Continue reading

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Wkly Brief – What is Love?

Loving someone with a mental illness has been compared to a rollercoaster ride, a merry-go-round, a broken record. As a loved one spits spite; we listen and still love.  We show up the next day for more of the same.  For me, … Continue reading

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Put Your Oxygen Mask On First

Someone you love is in trouble, and you are desperately seeking a way to help this person. You need answers and direction, fast.  Perhaps your loved one exhibits signs of addiction, or his behavior is erratic. Maybe your once sensitive … Continue reading

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Be The Spark

The enemy is fear.  We think it is hate; but, it is fear. – Ghandi Recently, I’ve heard people compare the stigma of mental illness to the stigma faced by individuals with cancer.  Cancer and stigma; I never knew.  It … Continue reading

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