“The Silent Patient” By Alex Michaelides

Once I began reading this book, I was trapped in Alex Michaelides psychological thriller, “The Silent Patient”. It is beyond engrossing, it’s tantalizing.           Alicia Berenson is a happily married artist making a name in the highly competitive art field and her husband, Gabriel, is a prominent fashion photographer. On the surface, everything seems perfect, until Alicia murders Gabriel. Not only does she shoot him, … Continue reading “The Silent Patient” By Alex Michaelides

World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide. Have you ever considered it? If you have, it is likely you have never told anyone. In fact, you may not admit it to yourself. Social stigma and your own shame have kept you silent. What do statistics tell us? Suicide ranks tenth as a cause of death. Most suicides are a result of firearms. About half as many are caused by suffocation. Half … Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day

“Reaching for the Light, An Incest Survivors Story”: An Interview

“Reaching for the Light, An Incest Survivors Story” (Sisterhood of Survival) (Volume 1) By J.C. Christian “Reaching for the Light, An Incest Survivors Story” (Sisterhood of Survival) (Volume 1) is an intensely personal memoir by J.C. Christian. She has written about her shattering experience in bold and honest terms, holding nothing back. Child sexual assault is a subject many choose to avoid discussing so it … Continue reading “Reaching for the Light, An Incest Survivors Story”: An Interview

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”