Call For Submissions: Men, Mental Health and Stigma

Many men fear that bringing their suffering to light will serve only to emasculate them. Let’s break the stigma.

Can A Broken Man Overcome His Greatest Fear

I battle a disease that has no physical ailment, no test and no proven cure.

He Stayed When Most Would Have Left

Suicide survivor Madison Rae shares her story, and thanks her husband, who stayed through her mental illness “in sickness and in health.”

I Think Of Suicide Like You Think Of Changing Jobs

Thinking often of suicide doesn’t make you suicidal.  Letting it plant roots in your mind is what pushes you over the edge. — I consider suicide. I write that in the present tense because that is the reality of my existence. I consider ending my own life. It’s not an every day occurrence, but the […]

A Light in the Void of Despair

Shawn Henfling shares the unexpected benefits of his fight with Depression.

Inside The Prison Of My Mind

Shawn Henfling offers a glimpse into his mind in the midst of a depressive episode.

Escalation In The Emergency Room: An All Too Common Occurrence.

Shawn Henfling responds to an unknown nurse’s treatment of a mentally ill young woman in an Emergency Room.

Living Inside the Storm

A woman opens a window on life with a bipolar partner.

The Slippery Slope of Blaming Depression or Anxiety For The GermanWings Murder-Suicide

Quickness to explain this tragedy by labeling the co-pilot as ‘depressed’ or ‘anxious’ could serve to further stigmatize and discourage openness and treatment for these common human conditions.

9 Questions About Living With Depression

You know those questionnaires doctors ask you to fill out about depression? Gabe Howard decided to publish his.

Learning to Live With Dread

Matthew Rozsa shares his secret for not worrying about the end of world and everything else that makes him anxious.

How to Love a Woman With Bipolar Disorder

Liz Furl’s husband rides the waves of bipolar disorder with her, and they both maintain their balance through love.

Comment of the Day: Changing the Conversation on Mental Illness

Sometimes, comments from readers can drive us … well, a little crazy. But sometimes, a comment brightens your whole day, as this one did for Michael Kasdan.

I May Be Crazy (But It Just May Be a Lunatic You’re Looking For)

Mike Kasdan says that mental health maladies like depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and autism reflect the diversity of our minds, and we should embrace them rather than stigmatize them.

The Getting of Wisdom

Alexander Michael Brennan tells how the worst two years of his life have made him into a better husband, father and man.