Cracks in the System Resurface…But it’s not so simple.

When I saw the news of the Creigh Deeds shooting, I had to tune in.  This incident was different than the usual nightly montage of shootings and killings and robberies and general malaise. The spotlight has once again turned on the mental health system.  Where did it go wrong? I was flabbergasted when I readContinue reading “Cracks in the System Resurface…But it’s not so simple.”

The Price of Silence

One in four adults—approximately 57.7 million Americans— experience a mental health disorder in a given year.  –NAMI How many times have I heard someone call a person with bipolar disorder (or any mental illness) a slur and not said anything?  I just didn’t have the energy for the conversation. A friend and I were watchingContinue reading “The Price of Silence”