By

Therese Borchard
Dear Readers, I wanted to give you an update on the Beyond Blue Foundation. In some ways, the foundation has been wildly successful. Our online communities now number over 13,000 members. Project Beyond Blue holds over 9,200 members and Group Beyond Blue, our Facebook support group, has over 4,100 people. Our Beyond Blue Grants Program...
When Joshua Williams was four years old, strapped to a booster seat in the backseat of his mother’s car, he told her to stop the car. He had a 20 dollar bill in his pocket, a birthday present from his grandmother, and he knew exactly what he was going to do with it: give it...
None of us ever set out to live a life with chronic pain and illness, but it happens. There comes that moment when you are sitting in yet another doctor’s office going over your symptoms for the third time that week, and the physician is simultaneously squinting his eyes, trying to make sense of your...
American fashion designer Kenneth Cole recently posted a billboard prominently displayed over Manhattan’s West Side Highway that reads: “Over 40M Americans suffer from mental illness. Some can access care … All can access guns” with hashtags #gunreform and #areyouputtinguson. Once again, an uninformed celebrity type has used his influence to further stigmatize those with mental...
Even with its gorgeous foliage and festivities, autumn triggers anxiety and depression for many people. The shorter days and lack of sunlight affect our circadian rhythms; we feel the stress of upcoming holidays; and the claustrophobia of winter is lurking around the corner. I’m not a dietitian, but I’ve learned a lot from experts about food and mood, and I’ve...
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