More on Stigma

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I know that stigma seems to be one of my favorite topics to write about on my blog, but it is for a reason.  If we do not fight against mental illness stigma, no one is going to want to get help because they feel too embarrassed and afraid about what the world thinks of […]

Apologies….and Grandpa Morty

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I am so sorry that I haven’t written in a while.  My Grandpa Morty was very sick, and passed away peacefully last Monday.  His memory lives on, however.  I was asking myself, “what can I share with my readers about Grandpa that may help them?”  And, this is what I came up with:  Grandpa was […]

Advocating for your child in school

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What endlessly amazed me during my time as a teacher is how many students would tell me that they were going through something difficult, or even worse, how many were obviously going through something difficult, yet in either case, the parents did not make any contact with me.  I know that some families like to […]

Eating Disorders and the 12 steps

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For much of my life, I’ve had an eating disorder.  When I was 10 years old, I began dieting.  I was in dance classes, and wanted to look thin in my leotard.  This undoubtedly affected my metabolism, however, I continued to diet all the way through college.  Then, I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder at […]