Cheated by the stigma of mental illness

      I’m angry.  My doctor was commenting on the fact that I am in the last third of my life. No, I am not angry about that!  Out of nowhere it just came to me that after all these years I am angry because the stigma of mental illness kept me from knowing my father....

“Mean Girls” Bullying on Social Media

  It was Marshall McLuhan who wrote the Medium is the Message. Love to hear what he would say today about the easy abuse of social media by mean girls-young and old.    McLuhan wrote in 1967 that we live in a complex system of information, physically, physiologically,...

Mental Illness-the enemy within

  My parents were the true heroes in the fight for mental wellness. And I am trying to carry on. Looking back I did not give either of them the credit they deserved. My father, living with bipolar 2 disorder, for being a successful business man, able to put two...

Cruz: Lost boy meets self-righteousness

  Following the horrific murder in Florida President Trump spoke to the lost children. No one else did. Kudos to him for stating a fact that seems not to be well known. Our children need better mental  health care and our communities must step up.  “I want to speak...