We are privileged to share blog postings from our Ambassador Jessie Close, Adrienne Gurman, Henry Boy Jenkins, and other guest bloggers.  Please visit regularly as our content will be updated often.

Taxi Scare

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The winter blues have me struggling with higher than normal anxiety levels, mood swings, sadness, lack of motivation – it’s like seasonal depression on steroids. Yeah, there have been pockets of joy here and there but I wish I could bottle them like a fragrance and give myself a spritz when needed.

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When Tragedy Hits Close to Home: Turning Fear into Compassion

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As a nation, lately we’ve become hyper vigilant when it comes to mental illness and violence. Almost everyone seems to have an opinion about a) the problem; b) the cause; c) the solution; and perhaps most importantly in the eyes of some, d) who is to blame. As someone who has been immersed in the world of mental illness for a dozen years, I have a pretty solid foundation for my opinions. But something happened today that gave me a deeper perspective.

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Habitable

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I am having a peculiar day and I am hoping tomorrow will be different. The highlight of this day has been discovering that this evening, at 8 o’clock, I can catch a new episode of Law & Order. A 2013 episode. But it’s only 5:50 in the evening and I don’t know what to do with myself. All I want to do is read and read and read.

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