Tri-Chem, The Coronavirus, and Me

I never thought I’d say this, but I am BORED. This stay-at-home business has long since lost its luster (not that it ever had any) and there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight. In fact, I’m so bored that I started wondering if they still make those old TriChem paints that my motherContinue reading “Tri-Chem, The Coronavirus, and Me”

Mental Health Awareness Month

As some of you might know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s a time for open dialogue about mental illnesses and elimination of the stigma attached to our conditions. This was started in 1949 by Mental Health America, a national advocacy organization. But almost no one knew about it because psychiatric illnesses were a taboo subject and oftenContinue reading “Mental Health Awareness Month”

On Stigma: World Mental Health Day

Today, October 10th, 2014, is World Mental Health Day—a day to acknowledge the importance of mental health, and a day to educate others about mental illness. Here’s my contribution. Today I’m going to talk about stigma. I’ve discussed it in this blog at times, but I’ve never really gone into it in depth because itContinue reading “On Stigma: World Mental Health Day”

Mental Health Awareness Week

Amid a sea of pink commemorating breast cancer and its victims, there occasionally appears a little snippet of green ribbon about this second week of October, which has been designated as Mental Health Awareness Week. While there is actually an entire month (May) dedicated to mental illness, it has nowhere near the cachet or theContinue reading “Mental Health Awareness Week”