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Recommendations for Reporting on Mental Health & Mental Illness

Despite providing education online for mental illness and mental health issues for more than two decades, we still see people — and sometimes even fellow journalists — reporting on mental health and mental illness in ways that perpetuate ignorance and…

Best of Our Blogs: October 3, 2017

There was a time when we thought we could turn our backs on people who were “weird,” or “different.” Until the day came when we woke up to the truth. Everything that affects him or her also affects us. We…

The Long Journey Home

Nearly three months ago, I found myself quietly celebrating an anniversary that very few people knew about. I really didn’t want to give it too much attention to be honest. I wanted to avoid triggering thoughts that would take me…

How to Get More of What You Want

“It is a universal principle that you get more of what you think about, talk about, and feel strongly about.” – Jack Canfield Do you have dreams that make you smile? Goals you make fervent plans for and do your best…

OCD and Shopping Anxiety

By the time my son Dan entered a residential treatment center for OCD, he was barely functioning. Using exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy he tackled his hierarchy (a list of anxiety-provoking situations created by the person with OCD), and…