World Mental Health Day

What does a world look like where mental health is treated with as much urgency, compassion and care as heart health or breast health?  What does a world look like where no matter what your income, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, education, or legal status you could access affordable and excellent mentalContinue reading “World Mental Health Day”

Interfaith Prayer for National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Awareness

Great Mystery, on this National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Awareness, we pray for all who live with a mental health challenge and their loved ones. When the night is long and tomorrow seems uncertain, grant us peace.  When mental health challenges overwhelm us, grant us peace. When a new diagnosis causesContinue reading “Interfaith Prayer for National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Awareness”

Shame: The Bully on the Mind’s Playground

Over an omelette breakfast a friend and I agreed that shame is a barrier to wellness. Why shame? Because shame cuts away at our sense of dignity, and wounds our identity.  The shame commonly experienced around mental illness is real and I’m not sure how we totally get rid of it. But I’d like toContinue reading “Shame: The Bully on the Mind’s Playground”