oh boy, i haven’t posted in ages! let’s have some random stuff here then: stuff #1 – we are on vacation in arizona right now – on our last leg, in a tiny place called congress, which is close to wickenburg with the huge population count of 5,000. supposedly, wickenburg is known for its fancy… Continue reading miscellaneous thoughts – addiction, books, and new years resolutions
Tag: bipolar disorder
violence and mental illness: how should we talk about it?
earlier this week, our newspapers were full of the tragic story of clare shelswell, the little girl who was killed by her stepfather, peter wilson. on june 29, the vancouver sun devoted half of page 1 and 2 to it. on page 2, there was also an article that contained an interview with an expert… Continue reading violence and mental illness: how should we talk about it?
blogathon: mental health support in churches
in my announcement of this blogathon last week, i mentioned marja bergen, the founder of the living room, a church-based support group for people with mood disorders. let me give you a few excerpts from her new book, a firm place to stand, where she describes the birth of the living room. marja’s experience stands… Continue reading blogathon: mental health support in churches
blogathon 2008: helping people with mood disorders
countdown to change therapy’s participation in the 2008 blogathon on july 26, 2008, where we blog non-stop for charities. i will be blogging for the canadian mental health association. an example of the kind of content you will find during the blogathon: marja bergen’s new book about finding meaning in a life with bipolar disorder.
removing mental health stigma: the student experience
watch this short video about a high school student who had a run-in with mental illness, and then turned around and helped others.