SIP Sessions: Innovative Way to Start the Conversation and Meet New People

“I’d love to see SIP sessions build a population that can do something about the state of Connecticut,” said Brent Robertson of Fathom. “I’d love to see Connecticut take responsibility for its own future. I think we spend a lot of time finger pointing about why things turned out the way they did or areContinue reading “SIP Sessions: Innovative Way to Start the Conversation and Meet New People”

Mental Illness in Music: From Haunting Ballads to Anthems of Recovery

Halsey has bipolar. So does Mary Lambert—she even says so in her song “Secrets.” Musicians have embedded the theme of mental illness into their music for decades. Remember the anthem of every depressed teen? The Rolling Stones “Paint it Black” carved its way into the adolescent language and landscape. The Stones also wrote “19th NervousContinue reading “Mental Illness in Music: From Haunting Ballads to Anthems of Recovery”

Gabe Howard ; Author, Speaker, Podcaster, Mental Health Warrior

  Gabe Howard is an award-winning podcast host, speaker and writer who lives with bipolar and anxiety disorders. He hosts the Psych Central Show and Not Crazy. He is the author of Mental Illness  is an Asshole, a collection of his observations and blog posts on living well with a mental illness, mental health advocacy,Continue reading “Gabe Howard ; Author, Speaker, Podcaster, Mental Health Warrior”

Two Solutions to Handling Mental Health Care in Tandem with the Police

There’s been a lot of talk in the media about defunding the police. I think it’s less about eradicating the police and more about offering an alternative to helping people in mental health crises that are non-violent. Here, in Connecticut, a person or family member in crisis can dial 211 and ask for mobile crisisContinue reading “Two Solutions to Handling Mental Health Care in Tandem with the Police”

Teen Author Starts New Blog on Eating Disorders with her Mom

Julia Tannenbaum, author of Changing Ways and now Breaking Free, launched a new blog Nourish with one of her moms Katherine Wilson on July 6, 2020. Nourish as the subtitle states is about balance through food. Julia, who is recovering from an eating disorder, was inspired to share her stories of hope and healing alongContinue reading “Teen Author Starts New Blog on Eating Disorders with her Mom”

Resources on Mental Health for Black People

In light of the tragedy of George Floyd, here are a few resources for people of color in need of mental health resources and services. If this has got you feeling shaky, talk to someone a professional or someone in your support network. Healhaus.com Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) BEAM The Nap MinistryContinue reading “Resources on Mental Health for Black People”

Profile in Brave: From TV Reporter to Mental Health Advocate, Speaker and Entrepreneur, Lauren Hope Shares Her Wisdom

  When Lauren Hope, entrepreneur and mental health advocate, practices self-care, she plays a Norah Jones CD and visualizes herself in a sunflower field. Hope, 35, of Suffolk, Virginia, shares her lived experience with major depressive disorder and anxiety as a speaker, peer specialist, and on her blog Good Girl Chronicles. I found her throughContinue reading “Profile in Brave: From TV Reporter to Mental Health Advocate, Speaker and Entrepreneur, Lauren Hope Shares Her Wisdom”