Collab: M3 TentTalk’s “Starfish Stories”

Collab: M3 TentTalk’s “Starfish Stories”

A few weeks ago, M3 TentTalk contacted me regarding a guest post opportunity for their new Starfish Stories series. The theme of the "Starfish Stories" posts is "we can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone"... so illustrate either how I have helped someone or how someone has helped me. Using that theme as my [...]

Revolutions & Mania

Revolutions & Mania

  In a full-blown manic state, I felt this overwhelming sense of urgency, one which was related to helping others, specifically those with mental illnesses and suicidal ideation. As someone who has experienced debilitating bipolar disorder symptoms, including obsessive thoughts of a suicidal nature, I felt strongly empathetic to those who have gone and continue [...]

#TheRealityofDepressionIs on Twitter

#TheRealityofDepressionIs on Twitter

@ShutUpAmanda, who has been creating Twitter mental health hashtags for the past 3 years, started #TheRealityofDepressionIs following the recent suicides and flood of news/posts/tweets on suicide and depression. Amanda has dealt with depression for years and wanted to kick off a conversation!   Below, I share ten tweets using the hashtag: https://twitter.com/ShutUpAmanda/status/1006028840437571584 https://twitter.com/CalculatingMind/status/1007803353974431744 https://twitter.com/lizard_lou/status/1006023561717223424 https://twitter.com/afspnational/status/1006152654261837825 [...]

“Mental Health Crisis”: Responses to the Separation of Immigrant Families

“Mental Health Crisis”: Responses to the Separation of Immigrant Families

"Separating families is a humanitarian and health crisis" -The Seattle Times . Individuals and organizations (including from the fields of psychology, medicine, and public health) have all publicly expressed their concerns of the administration's policies on the health (physical and mental) of the immigrant families impacted. These statements are powerful and deserve serious attention. #FamiliesBelongTogether [...]