The nation weeps
Weeks after the tragedy in Newtown, though facts are still to be confirmed about Adam Lanza’s history, we struggle to understand how it might have been prevented – or, at least, how to help prevent it from happening again.
First, some facts: Court-ordered hospitalization for mental illness is authorized in [...]
For the first time in years, Ben has spoken to me about goals – and he actually has some, that he is willing to share with me.
When you have a goal, it can be risky to say it out loud. What if you fail? What if your dreams don’t come true?
Treatment, the [...]
There is so much potential, creativity, intelligence, and a wealth of new perspectives to be gained by being open to those affected by mental illness. One wonderful example is the aptly named Open Hearts Gallery in South Carolina.
One Open Hearts Work
THE OPEN HEARTS GALLERY IS A DYNAMIC GALLERY FEATURING THE [...]
This post is for you if you need some clear, practical advice on how to be prepared for a mental illness emergency. The possibility always lurks in the corner, while we try to keep on eye on gratitude for the good days. The Treatment Advocacy Center has an excellent page on this topic, with step-by-step [...]