Beyond Blue
May 2009 Archives

Awhile back I ran an article that psychiatrist Ron Pies penned for The New York Times on grief and mental disorders and posted his article on Psych Central on the same topic. I find Dr. Pies to be a compassionate […]

Dr. Ron Pies has a blog of his own on the Psychiatric Times website. It’s called “The Couch in Crisis.” I took a peak today and really enjoyed his posts, especially the one titled “The McDonaldization of Psychiatry: Psychiatric Knowledge […]

Katherine Stone at Postpartum Progress has written an interesting article about Kirstie Alley’s statements on Twitter: “The goal is to pre-screen pregnant mothers for depression. If they fit the bill, it is mandated treatment which is drugs. And for her […]

I’m reposting this piece on recession anxiety since I will be discussing it on ABC News Radio with Host/Correspondent Richard H. Davies. The show is called “Hey! It’s Your Money!” “It’s Gone!” Just kidding. (The last sentence.) Like most dinner […]

I always get a little irritated with articles like the one just published in Time magazine: “Why Antidepressants Don’t Live Up to the Hype” by John Cloud. Why? Because I know that somewhere out there is a person who is […]

I read with curiosity Beliefnet’s new blog called “One City: A Buddhist Blog for Everyone,” in particularly the post titled “To What Extent Can Buddhism Help With Depression?” because was sort of waiting for the anti-med talk. But Denise Abatemarco […]

On Mindful Monday, my readers and I practice the art of pausing, TRYING to be still, or considering, ever so briefly, the big picture. We’re hoping this soul time will provide enough peace of mind to get us through the […]

Awhile back Mark Brown of Brownblog asked me to write two blog posts: one about how you grow your faith as a person with a mental illness, which he published awhile back, and one about what churches can do to […]

Mark Brown of Brownblog posted a fascinating piece on how the digital revolution might affect the Church. He writes: What do we need to do to ready ourselves for the digital revolution?  First up, we need to recognize the utter […]

Group Beyond Blue member Belleo started a wonderful discussion thread called “Church + Mental Illness.” Weigh in with your thoughts on how the church could do a better job of reaching out to those who suffer from mental illnesses.