How to Encourage Someone to See a Therapist

By Mike Jones | Nov. 20, 2017

It’s hard to watch someone you care about struggle with their mental health. It’s even worse when you know they could benefit from professional help. But approaching an individual and encouraging them to seek therapy can be a tricky situation.

Suicide: A Cry for Life

By Kathy Hurt | Nov. 17, 2017

"So often, our culture concludes that suicide is a rejection of life, a willful refusal to live any longer, but I believe suicide is a statement that life can and should be so much more than pain or despair. If a suicidal person only sees a future with days on end of pain, then that vision looks nothing like the sort of life we all long to enjoy."

Living With Suicide Loss

By Kathryn Rose Wood | Nov. 15, 2017

"Four months into life without Preston, every task overwhelmed me, from choosing clothes to wear to signing a birthday card...I insisted vehemently to myself that I wasn’t depressed. 'I’m just tired. I need a break,' went the script. But a break didn’t help."

Caregivers: When to Push and When to Show Extra Compassion

By Stephanie and Andrew Downing | Nov. 13, 2017

"Marriage is difficult for anyone, but it’s even more challenging when you add in the complications of mental illness. My husband, Andrew, has schizophrenia. We’ve lived together for nearly 15 years and we’ve found success as a married couple, but our journey has been filled with many obstacles."

PTSD and Trauma: Not Just for Veterans

By Laura Greenstein | Nov. 08, 2017

When we think about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it’s typically in the context of active duty service members and veterans. However, it’s important to note that about eight million people in the U.S. experience PTSD. And they're not all veterans.

The Bike Ride: The Story of my Son's Diagnosis

By Meg McGuire | Nov. 06, 2017

"I called my ex-husband Jerry to see if Ryan was at his house. He wasn’t. Several hours later, Jerry called to say that Ryan had jumped on his bike at dawn and pedaled 30 miles up the Pacific Coast Highway to prevent an earthquake."

Telehealth: Transforming Child Mental Health Care

By Jeanine Miles, LPC | Nov. 02, 2017

Unprecedented need exists for child and adolescent mental health services in today’s communities, however, parents have limited options at their disposal. We need an effective solution, and it might be telebehavioral health.

The Impact of Unconditional Support

By Allison Parker | Nov. 01, 2017

"In our society, we all-too-often abandon those who need help—even our family members. It’s difficult, I get it. I know how hard I was to deal with. But Carl stuck by me, as a living embodiment of our vows: 'in sickness and in health.'"