New Poetry Phone Line Promotes Mental Health and World Healing

In January of 2021, Trapeta Mayson, poet laureate of Philadelphia and a social worker, had an idea. Deep into the COVID pandemic, she wanted to alleviate the mental health crisis brought on by Covid in the city and world.  She decided to start The Healing Verse, a 24/7 phone line promoting mental health, wellness, andContinue reading “New Poetry Phone Line Promotes Mental Health and World Healing”

Hartford Connecticut Museum Curates Unique and Universal Exhibit on Mental Health Past and Present

The first thing you see when you walk into the mental health exhibit at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford is 18th Century artist Faith Trumbull Huntington who died by suicide.  “Through looking through letters in our collection, we gleaned that her family had tried to help her,” said Ben Gammell, director of exhibitions at theContinue reading “Hartford Connecticut Museum Curates Unique and Universal Exhibit on Mental Health Past and Present”

Author Terri Cheney Talks about her Life and her Books

Author and advocate Terri Cheney’s friends and family were often baffled by her moods and how to best help her. People offered lots of well-meaning advice but none of it got down to her core. “When someone is depressed, say five little words: Tell me where it hurts,” said Cheney. “This helps a person openContinue reading “Author Terri Cheney Talks about her Life and her Books”

The Best Books on Gratitude that I’ve Found So Far

Gratitude is important in healing from depression and other mental illness. World expert on gratitude Deborah Hawkins offers two books the Best of No Small Thing: Mindful Meditations and Practice Gratitude: Transform Your Life. Intentional Gratitude is more than keeping a gratitude list or journal. It’s about noticing the little things that make you happy in life. These twoContinue reading “The Best Books on Gratitude that I’ve Found So Far”

Carrie Cantwell’s New Memoir Daddy Issues A Tour de Force on bipolar disorder in families

1. Why did you write this book? What are your hopes for the book? I started writing the book as journal entries to keep track of my life, my experiences and what I’d been through. It was purely therapeutic and not originally meant for anyone but me to read, so I could learn more aboutContinue reading “Carrie Cantwell’s New Memoir Daddy Issues A Tour de Force on bipolar disorder in families”

Innovative Family Fundraising Project Raises Money for Non-profits Helping those with Mental Health Issues

After Rapper Iran Jr. Brugueras aka Splash died in a car accident in 2016, the Brugueras family turned pain into purpose creating SPLASH to raise funds for mental health non-profits. They started a fund with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving with the over $25,000 they fundraised through a softball and a bowling fundraiser toContinue reading “Innovative Family Fundraising Project Raises Money for Non-profits Helping those with Mental Health Issues”

Special Free Offering on Gratitude from my friend Deb

Let me tell you now what a friend Deb Hawkins is offering. Her Intentional Gratitude webinar is one-of-a-kind. If you’ve ever been interested in beginning a gratitude practice in your life, she’ll show you how she creates more gratitude for herself, and how YOU can do it too. Now, you are saying but I haveContinue reading “Special Free Offering on Gratitude from my friend Deb”

Amazon’s Hot List for Bipolar Memoirs is Carrie Cantwell’s Debut Memoir

I interviewed Carrie Cantwell a few years ago on this blog. Her new memoir Daddy Issues is out now on Amazon’s Hot List for #1 Bipolar Books. I will review her book in forthcoming weeks. Carrie Cantwell grew up with an unstable father who suffered from manic depression. His emotional absence left her wounded andContinue reading “Amazon’s Hot List for Bipolar Memoirs is Carrie Cantwell’s Debut Memoir”