July 2019 By Madeline Strong Diehl Editor’s note: Madeline Strong Diehl is an award-winning poet and playwright who lives in Ann Arbor with her husband. Her therapeutic writing programs are designed as peer-to-peer workshops, integrating her knowledge and skills from more than three decades as an essayist and professional magazine writer and editor, along withContinue reading Therapeutic Writing: Using the Power of Storytelling to Practice Mindfulness, Heal, and Recover Our Dreams
FEBRUARY 2019 Note: Our thanks to NAMI for allowing us to republish this article from the NAMI website: nami.org/find-support/living-with-a-mental-health-condition/romantic-relationships. When you’re living with a mental health condition, you may wonder whether or not to talk about it with your significant other. And if you’re single, you may wonder if having a mental health condition rulesContinue reading Is Romance in the Offing? NAMI Offers Advice
DECEMBER 2018 BY LOIS MAHARG Looking for assistance with a mental health condition? If you’ve got access to the internet, resources are close at hand. While not recommended as a substitute for professional help, said Dr. Sagar V. Parikh, a physician with the University of Michigan Depression Center, resources from the internet can supplement therapy.Continue reading Internet Resources for Mental Health
DECEMBER 2018 BY LOIS MAHARG Years ago I worked as a reporter on a small town newspaper, and one day at the water cooler a colleague suggested taking a mental health day. “A mental health day?” the editor called out from his office in a sarcastic tone of voice. “What’s that?” I vowed then neverContinue reading Mental Illness on the Job: Conceal It or Reveal It?