Is Depression a Result of Inflammation?

In this intriguing article from the British newspaper The Guardian, researchers now believe that depression is an allergic reaction that is a result of inflammation in the body’s immune system.

Use Light Therapy for Winter Depression

I want to share how to use light therapy to heal winter depression. Today is the winter solstice, a time of the shortest day and the longest night. Read more

Man Thanks Stranger who Saved Him From Suicide

I want to share an inspirational story about a man who was saved by suicide by a stranger. After six years,  a remarkable reunion has taken place between the man whose life was saved and the person who saved it.   Read more.

How a Suicide Survivor is Helping Others to Live

For years I have been writing about what we can learn from the suicide survivor about the advisability of suicide. All of the my clients who survived suicide attempts have said the same thing–they are so glad that they did not succeed.

Now, we have a man who jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and lived and has decided to share his testimony. (Read more)

Beauty Brand Creates Campaign to Treat Mental Illness

A new article in the New York Times reports that Philosophy, the beauty brand owned by Coty, has become the first company to raise funds to treat mental illness. Though nearly 40,000 Americans commit suicide annually, about the same number that die from breast cancer, corporate support for mental illness, the cause of most suicides, is decidedly scant. READ MORE

Jails are the New Mental Hospitals

A recent article in the NY Times describes the problem of violence in jails, especially with inmates who suffer from mental illness, and illustrates how jails are the new mental hospitals of our time, with disastrous results. READ MORE

40,000 Suicides Annually, Yet America Still Shrugs

This week, USA Today continued it’s remarkable series on mental health crisis with the article, 40,000 Suicides Annually, Yet America Still Shrugs. I highly advise that you read it! The article points out that although suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America and the second leading cause of death in young people ages 15-34, funding  for suicide research and prevention is pitifully low. Read more.

Could the Robin Williams Suicide Have Been Prevented?

By now you have probably heard the tragic news about the Robin Williams suicide. Like many creative artists, Williams battled the demons of depression.Like many creative artists, Williams battled the demons of depression. Read more

How Road Cycling Has Improved My Mood and My Life

Today I would like to share with you how road cycling has improved my mood and my life and has thus played a central part in my recovery from depression. Read more.

Survivors Speak Out for Suicide Prevention

An article about the power of speaking out for suicide prevention was recently featured in the New York Times. A long-held taboo against talking about suicide attempts is being examined in an important step forward in the mental health community. Read More…

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