By Kelly Brogan, MD, ABIHM (originally published on madinamerica.com) We have been conditioned to look upon the tender topic of suicide with horror. Perhaps because it represents a failure of our varied systems of control. Perhaps because we are, collectively, far from being at peace with the complexities of death as a part of the
By Risë Rafferty, RDN Suffering from pain, debility, loss of quality of life, destruction and/or malfunction of bodily processes and tissue characterizes disease. Medical science has devoted itself to the study of disease and in so doing has specialized in categorizing the human body so that we can see the correct specialist for the defined
Editor I have never met this psychiatrist, but I already love him! This talk is so powerful, heartfelt and full of love and good sense. I hope it blesses you as it has me. Every counselor, therapist, provider, patient and person that cares about spreading love should take the time to listen to this presentation.
By the Editor "Emotional overwhelm" is the gentle and common sense description that Dr. Peter Breggin gives to the range of overwhelming emotional distresses that are classified by the medical system as mental illness. It may be diagnosed as psychosis, schizophrenia, depression, panic disorder, or bipolar disorder. If the underlying roots of severe emotional distress come
By the Editor "About two hundred people came to the State Theatre Dec. 4, for a special event designed to encourage those struggling with mental illness," states the Auburn Journal in an article featuring our recent community program. "Beautiful Minds Wellness, a nonprofit that promotes mental wellness, hosted 'An Evening of Song and Story,' featuring
David Bartley, a friend and ambassador for Beautiful Minds Wellness, recently was privileged to give a TEDx talk. David weaves in accounts of the lives and struggles of the animals he cared for in his animal sanctuary to tear down stigma, raise awareness of the crisis we now face, educate people about what mental illness is and