by Noam Schneck, PhD
Assistant Professor, New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University
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by Tammy Ozolins
I have always and still do try to cover up when I am feeling out of sorts.
I put on my mask and get through the day, but what people do not realize is when I am home I let it all out. My friends and family are who I rely on to get through the rough times, but at the same time
I felt that way in that order today.
I’m in at a small writer’s conference in Brooklyn, New York called SLICE. While I know a ton about marketing and social media having owned a digital marketing company, the publishing world is completely new and I needed to really immerse myself
by Timothy Donald
Scarlet draws and fallen tears
With all my pain and all my fears
I’ve wasted oh so many years
How did I end up right back here
Please don’t leave me. Yes, I’m fiending
All so haunting are my demons
So I lived without a reason
On this track my soul starts bleeding
by Tammy Ozolins
My favorite song of all time is called The Dance by Garth Brooks it has a lot of meaning to me.
First, it reminds me of a special friend of mine, Brian, but we called him Rini. He and I would dance at the various dances we had at school. We were very close and shared a lot of
You talk openly (without whispering) on taboo subjects related to mental illness, addiction, suicide or grief
You lost a loved one to suicide and get out of bed every morning
You lost loved one to overdose and manage to brush your teeth daily
You lost a child to any cause of death and you joined
Micheal Wilson was faced with this when he wrote an article about a therapeutic boarding school Charles attended.
He called a number of parents. I was one of them. He found me through this blog.
I didn’t think about it when he called me. I just wanted to share my experience. It was only after
Sharing this today because it hit me that this is a quote I live. Sometimes when you are struggling, a good quote helps reset your brain.
Here are some of my other favorites.
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails” –James Dean
Not long ago, I was interviewed by Michael Wilson for an article for the New York Times. He was investigating the Family Foundation School, the therapeutic boarding school where Charles attended in 2012. A