What Mark Twain and 20.9 Million Americans Have In Common

Depression isn’t funny whether it’s an occasional “blue” day or a life-long struggle. Author Mark Twain (born Samuel Clements) may have spoken and written some very funny words but few know that he suffered from depression and shares this medical condition with composers Cole Porter, Stephen Austin, and Kurt Cobain. Many more notable people have been affected … Continue reading What Mark Twain and 20.9 Million Americans Have In Common

Sandy Hook Reminds Us That There is More to Be Done to Help Mentally Ill

I’m not sure when it all changed. I know it did for me in 1999, when I watched in horror as two students at a Denver High School walked in and killed 13 of their classmates and a teacher. The Columbine shooting has forever impacted my outlook on how safe we are at work or in public places, and how safe … Continue reading Sandy Hook Reminds Us That There is More to Be Done to Help Mentally Ill

Social anxiety disorder: Are you shy or is it something more?

Sweaty palms, an accelerated heartbeat and nausea. No, it’s not a heart attack. It’s what some people feel when they have to face a social situation. What you call shy, may actually be social anxiety disorder. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 15 million American adults are living with social anxiety disorder.  … Continue reading Social anxiety disorder: Are you shy or is it something more?