Mental Health

How are you feeling? What are your plans for tomorrow? Welcome to the thirteenth edition of my “Gatekeeping” blog series. I shared the back story of these simple and yet powerful questions in this post. It’s been almost another two years since we last did some Gatekeeping here. And again, I can hardly believe I let that […]

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I’ve been considering this for awhile. I’ve consulted with loved ones, as well my therapist and PCP. I’ve been mindful of my daily activities, interactions, relationships, triggers and stressors, trying to imagine how they might feel differently. And I’ve come to a decision. After over 3 years taking Fluoxetine (a.k.a. Prozac), an antidepressant that has […]

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Two years ago we walked in honor and memory of our loved ones who died by suicide. Two years ago I was new to being a coach. 💪🏼 Two years ago I was learning to navigate life with moderate generalized anxiety disorder. 🤔 Two years ago I struggled to live what I claimed my priorities […]

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If you watched the Oscars last night, hopefully you got to hear The Imitation Game screenwriter Graham Moore’s moving acceptance speech. I love this excerpt from an Entertainment Weekly (EW) article about Moore and his speech today: Backstage, Moore addressed what it was like for him to be so personal in front of a global audience. “The […]

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One of the things I am passionate about is affordable access to mental health care, so that people can receive the services they need. So I was very pleased to see this paragraph in my husband’s 2015 Benefits Open Enrollment Information: Effective January 1, 2015, office visits for psychotherapy consultations will be subject to the […]

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“When you are walking today, I want you to think of your best memories of your person (people)…. Keep your loved ones’ memories alive, by speaking about them and saying their names.” ~ Ryan Chiaverini at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Chicago Out of the Darkness Walk (September 20, 2014)

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