May is Mental Health Month

Mental health is one of those hot topic issues that politicians like to dodge. According to statistics almost forty four million adults in America have some type of mental health issue. These illnesses include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress. It’s not only adults who experience mental illness. Millions of American children are also impacted. While much of the stigma associated with mental illness … Continue reading May is Mental Health Month

Depression and the Holidays

It’s the holiday season. We’ve passed Thanksgiving and now Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s is here. Somewhere in the midst of all that celebrating you suddenly feel as though the bottom dropped out. Shopping, caroling, entertaining, parties; whatever you’re doing and wherever you are, you just feel overwhelmed.  Maybe you realize you’ve spent more than you should have. Perhaps you forgot to invite someone to … Continue reading Depression and the Holidays

“Jessica: The Autobiography of an Infant”

Jessica: The Autobiography of an Infant by Jeffrey Von Glahn My rating: 5 of 5 stars In this true story Dr. Jeffrey Von Glahn follows his course of treatment with a patient he calls “Jessica”. When he first meets with Jessica Dr. Von Glahn struggles to get her to open up about her problems. Unable to remain home alone with her young child while her … Continue reading “Jessica: The Autobiography of an Infant”