Profile in Brave: Rudy Caseres, a passionate mental health advocate

“I see mental health advocacy as a human rights issue,” said Rudy Caseres. Rudy is most passionate about advocating against forced treatment. It says this in his bio on Facebook. Rudy is a social media entrepreneur hosting live chats on Facebook with inspiring advocates of mental health. He was a cast member in the 2017Continue reading “Profile in Brave: Rudy Caseres, a passionate mental health advocate”

Tara’s Closet: A Two-fold mission to End Stigma of Mental illness and Clothe Hartford’s Neediest populations

Barbara Roth, mother of Tara Savin, holds Tara’s jacket in Tara’s Closet Photo Courtesy of Kim Margolis, JFS Tara Savin was a bright and talented young woman who battled bipolar disorder symptoms perhaps since the 6th grade. She attended the private school Kingswood Oxford and then it was on to Boston University where she doubleContinue reading “Tara’s Closet: A Two-fold mission to End Stigma of Mental illness and Clothe Hartford’s Neediest populations”

The Self-Care Five: Journaling

  I am writing a series of posts here about some of the hallmark things that help my mental health. They include: sleep, fitness, nutrition, meditation, and journaling. I’ll begin with journaling. When I first was diagnosed bipolar, I kept mood charts and longer journals. The mood charts were the kind you can order fromContinue reading “The Self-Care Five: Journaling”

Jaime Lowe Investigates Mania and Lithium in her new book Mental

    Mental Lithium, Love and Losing My Mind by Jaime Lowe (Blue Rider Press) crosses the intersection between art and journalism shedding light on how we treat mental illness and what it is like to have these illnesses. Lowe treats her story poetically as if the reader is experiencing it alongside herself showing what itContinue reading “Jaime Lowe Investigates Mania and Lithium in her new book Mental”

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”

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”