Beyond Blue
July 2010 Archives

Today I have the honor of interviewing a woman who is a survivor in all meanings of that word. Kathy Lockhart is a professional Registered Nurse with a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Nursing from the University of Virginia and a […]

I thought the following chart I found on might be helpful for those of you wondering if your relationship is abusive.

Recovering alcoholics say there is magic to be found in the rooms of their support groups. I have experienced and benefitted from that, but, like others can’t name the exact ingredient of the meetings that has healing faculties.   Tara […]

I was recently invited by Caren Osten Gerszberg and Leah Odze Epstein who write and compile the fun blog, “Drinking Diaries” to contribute my two-cents on where I am with the whole drinking thing. Check out the other interesting pieces […]

I was moved by the comment of Samuel Lopez De Victoria on my Psychcentral post, “If You Build It, He Will Come.” I found his tale to be inspiring because I’m facing so many unknowns in my life right now, […]

Another story that helps me to put things into proper perspective is a passage from Anna Quindlen’s “A Short Guide to a Happy Life.” The text was originally her commencement address to Villanova University. Click here for the entire speech. […]

I first learned about the (even greater than among white folks) stigma of mental illness in the Black community when I participated in a six-week outpatient program at Laurel Hospital. Half the group was African American, and I got to […]

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing New York Times bestselling author Eric Marcus on the important topic of suicide. Eric is the author of several books, including “Is It A Choice?, Making Gay History,” and “Together Forever.” He is […]

Here’s a query I just read from ABC News: If he were playing the part of an incensed, maniacal,foul-mouthed boyfriend on screen, Mel Gibson’s latest tirade may have won him an Oscar. Instead, it could prove to be crucial evidence […]

Awhile back my friend Michelle said to the congregation at her husband’s funeral service: “He never spoke an unkind word to me.”   Another girlfriend and I looked at each other, jaws dropped. And then she whispered, “They didn’t have […]