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”

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”

Art with Impact Changes the Conversation on Mental Health through Short Films

Cary McQueen, executive director, founded Art with Impact in 2011, a nonprofit showcasing short films on mental health and leading discussions about their contents at live events on college campuses. “Mental health is the defining social justice issue of our time,” said McQueen. Diagnosed with depression in college, McQueen sought to use her Bachelor’s degreeContinue reading “Art with Impact Changes the Conversation on Mental Health through Short Films”

World Bipolar Day in Self-Isolation during a Pandemic

Today is World Bipolar Day, March 30. Last summer, I had an acute mania after years of not having one. I fell into a six month depression after that, which was why my blogging was sparse. Through therapy and a medication adjustment, I recovered once again. My story is over twenty years old and I’veContinue reading “World Bipolar Day in Self-Isolation during a Pandemic”