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Carrie Fisher and What We Can Learn About Speaking Out

Carrie Fisher and What We Can Learn About Speaking Out When I heard that Carrie Fisher had died I knew that one of the greatest advocates for mental health had left us. Carrie talked about her Bipolar Disorder long before any of us had the courage to talk about our journeys openly. What a brave [...]

New Research Into Treatments for SAD

New Research Into Treatments for SAD It’s another New Year and another January. And while I wish everyone a Happy New Year, this is the time of year when those of us with depression fear its return. But there is some new research coming out of the University of Vermont that you may want to [...]

Tips for Maintaining Your Mental Health During the Holidays

Tips for Maintaining Your Mental Health During the Holidays It’s no secret that the holidays are stressful, where cheerfulness and gatherings with friends, coworkers and families are the order of the day. But, with some self-care, indulgence, and reaching out to trustworthy souls when needed, you can maintain your mental health during this tough time. [...]

Exciting News About TMS

Exciting News About TMS If you are considering TMS, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, a non-invasive treatment that has helped me immensely with my depression, there is exciting news. “In a collaborative study published Dec. 5 in Nature Medicine, Dr. Conor Liston, an assistant professor of neuroscience in the Feil Family Brain and Mind Institute and an assistant [...]

In Pursuit of Perfectionism

In Pursuit of Perfectionism Who ever said perfection is real???? When I taught classes in corporate communication, I often saw professionals with unrealistic goals that affected their ability to relax, be themselves, and communicate with others.  I would tell my classes that perfection is a mind game you will never, ever win because perfection does [...]

Can We Predict Mental Illness?

Can We Predict Mental Illness? We’re just beginning to understand how complex our brains really are, and now technology may help medicine predict mental illnesses based on how the brain is organized. I recently read a Huffington Post article about how scientists are finding that each of us has a distinct pattern in how our [...]

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