Yourself, Your Baby

I attended the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Connecticut state conference last week. I took workshops on infant mental health and geriatric mental health. What is infant and early childhood mental health? It’s all about creating a secure foundation for children to have positive relationships, self-confidence, and the ability to meet change and challengesContinue reading “Yourself, Your Baby”

Nikki Webber Allen: Changing the Conversation in Communities of Color

Photo Credit emulsions photography Nikki Webber Allen lost her 22-year-old nephew to suicide. He was a promising college student who had suffered with mental health issues for years. Allen who had worked in television and film and who had won two Emmys was prompted to shed light on these issues in communities of color. HisContinue reading “Nikki Webber Allen: Changing the Conversation in Communities of Color”

Interview with Stephen Smith, Founder of nOCD app for your phone

  In past weeks, I reviewed the nOCD app, available in the Apple Store and coming soon to Android. nOCD helps those with intrusive thoughts and OCD sufferers to analyze what’s really happening in the moment. It is a therapist away from a therapist. I interviewed Stephen Smith, Founder of nOCD, about his story andContinue reading “Interview with Stephen Smith, Founder of nOCD app for your phone”

Dyane Harwood’s Birth of a New Brain will help others with peri-partum bipolar

  I first came across Dyane Harwood’s blog after she left continuous comments on my blog and we began a conversation through email and in the comments. Dyane writes her blog after being diagnosed with peri-partum bipolar 1 disorder to help others make sense of their condition and find resources. Dyane’s bipolar was triggered byContinue reading “Dyane Harwood’s Birth of a New Brain will help others with peri-partum bipolar”

Creativity on Fire

There’s a painting at the Tate Gallery in London that has always mystified me. A red-haired boy, dressed in 17th century garb of white shirt and cobalt blue knickers lies dead in a tattered bed in an attic garret. A small vial slipped from his fingers on the wooden floor next to the bed. TheContinue reading “Creativity on Fire”

New App for OCD Promising to help with Exposure Therapy

  I discovered a new iPhone app for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD sufferers. The Android app is coming soon. Although, I do not have a diagnosis of OCD, I developed strange symptoms during my teen years. Founder Stephen Smith developed the app to help the 1 percent who struggle with this disorder, after he wasContinue reading “New App for OCD Promising to help with Exposure Therapy”

More from the New York Publishing World

On Edge A Journey through Anxiety by Andrea Petersen Here comes a book that will surely hold the test of time as far as mental health classics go. Petersen tells her story with severe anxiety beautifully weaving research studies into the narrative. This is the first personal narrative on anxiety I’ve read in a longContinue reading “More from the New York Publishing World”

New Podcast the Dark Place Shares Stories about Mental Illness and Health

Joel Kutz opens his about page on his podcast’s web site with “Everybody has a dark place, yet for many reasons, that can be scary to acknowledge. Let’s stand up together and say we’re not afraid.” He uses the podcast medium to talk about the taboo subject of mental illness and to have conversations withContinue reading “New Podcast the Dark Place Shares Stories about Mental Illness and Health”