The Darkest Tale and the Red Herring: Guns and Mental Illness

I am heartbroken. I am angry. And I am sure I am not the only one.  I am heartbroken because this weekend, America witnessed the true horror of not one, but two mass shootings. These nightmares, and our nation’s epidemic of gun violence, truly are the darkest tales of this nation.  I am angry because […]

Can Mental Health Get A Minute Before Time Is Up? 

Over the last two nights, twenty of the Democrats running for president held their second debate. Now, I don’t care who you are supporting. I don’t care if you’ll be voting for Trump in 2020 or one of the many faces we saw over the course of the last two nights. I don’t care because […]

Looking Back on Mental Health Awareness Month

Today brings Mental Health Awareness Month to a close. Of course, for mental health advocates, the mission of spreading awareness and combating the stigma surrounding mental illness will continue long after the calendar pages flip. But in the meantime it is important to look back on what this year’s awareness month brought. Close to home […]

The Dark Tales of Burnout

This week, the World Health Organization redefined occupational burnout, which previously was a vague description of being overworked, but now has specific criteria that workers and employers should use to be on the lookout for burnout. According to the new definition, occupational burnout is characterized by “feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance […]

‘The Mad Queen’

If you care about Game of Thrones, but haven’t seen the most recent episode, stop reading now because this post will have spoilers. If you don’t care about Game of Thrones spoilers, or you’re caught up with the show, then please keep reading.   Still here? Great. Game of Thrones has become one of the […]

The Fear and The Darkness

Last night I was laying on my couch waiting for the excitement of the latest Game of Thrones episode to pass so that I would feel tired enough for bed. For any of my readers who follow the show and are caught up, you know how dark the show was. Literally. (I feel like I […]