Month

September 2018
Middle schoolers aren’t the only ones who feel the jitters as school reopens every year. Most people I know have trouble as summer draws to a close and autumn begins. All of the stress and transition required to accommodate new schedules, activities, and schools can throw off the limbic system (your emotional center) of even the...
If you live in or near the Baltimore area, come celebrate NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore’s 35th Anniversary of service. The performance features six storytellers who share their experience living with — or loving someone with — a mental health condition. Through powerful anecdotes, original music, and poetry, the storytellers will share their journeys through challenges and...
One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, each time expecting different results. It’s like that infuriating toy grabber claw arcade game where all you have to do is cinch the claw at the right time and the cute stuffed pig or octopus is yours. Oh! —there it goes!, you...
“There is no coming to consciousness without pain,” remarked the Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung. “People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” Having started therapy a month ago, I...
It’s the elephant in the room. Your spouse stops eating with the family and begins to isolate. Your sister is solemn, no longer laughing at your jokes. According to the National Network of Depression Centers, one in five Americans have firsthand experience with depression or another mood disorder, and 50 percent of people with depression...