How to Talk to Someone About Mental Illness

The only thing worse than struggling with mental illness is the shame that often accompanies it. “Most families are not prepared to cope with learning their loved one has a mental illness,” explains Mental Health America. “It can make us feel...

6 Comforting Tips When You Feel Depressed at Work

When you wake up on Monday morning, work responsibilities wait for you. There are phone calls to return. Email to answer. It is particularly difficult to radiate positive optimism and enthusiasm if you feel depressed. On those days, it can be hard enough to get out of...

Depression, Vulnerability, & Second Chances

“Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable,” warned Mother Teresa. “Be honest and transparent, anyway.” A nonprofit organization invited me to join them for breakfast several years ago.  They wanted me to deliver a keynote presentation about...

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