What You Need to Know to Understand and Reduce Mental Health Stigma

In honor of World Mental Health Day 2016, I want to address the important issue of stigma and mental illness. Recent statistics indicate that approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. will experience mental illness in a given year. Suicide rates continue to climb, with suicide being the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., equivalent… Continue reading What You Need to Know to Understand and Reduce Mental Health Stigma

Focus on Your Truth

How do you find your strength? That unique essence that says you exist, you matter. Maybe you know it’s there, inside of you, solid and powerful, a compact source of energy. Like the fastball that resides within the pitcher’s body-mind-arm-glove, setting up for release. But sometimes, this inner strength is harder to locate and retrieve. We struggle… Continue reading Focus on Your Truth

The Power of Light

    With the first snowfall and turning back the clocks, winter and the season of darkness has descended. Here in Portland it began with an unthinkable tragedy--the horrific deaths of five young people, all friends, and another critically injured, in the deadliest house fire in Maine in decades. Our community is reeling. Family and friends… Continue reading The Power of Light