Beyond Blue
March 2007 Archives

Thanks to reader “No Name” for his question on the message board of my “He Was Ill” post: “My last therapist (a nun) told me that “it was my purpose in life to suffer.” I don’t buy that for a …Read More

Thanks to all the readers who wrote heart-felt responses to my post on the recent suicides of comedian Richard Jeni and Brad Delp, lead singer for the band “Boston.” I’m so delighted that this blog has grown into a unique …Read More

In case you missed this gallery of celebrities, here’s what I’ve learned from those public personalities who have the courage to share their mental health struggles with the world.

Wow! Have you guys read through all the comments on my “Plucking the Seeds of Anxiety” post? They were fantastic! They brought me the combined relief of two months of therapy, two bottles of Zoloft, five hard-core workouts, three weeks …Read More

Thanks so much to reader Peg, for steering me to Recovery Inc.’s Tool Box! As I mentioned in an earlier post, my great aunt GiGi, who was one of my mental health heroes, owed her life to Recovery Inc. and …Read More

I’m going to be appearing regularly on Sirius radio, on the Catholic Channel to discuss my Beyond Blue posts that have Catholic themes. I’ll let you know when my next appearance is so you can tune in.

Believe it or not, extramarital “head sex”–the emotional bond formed with a secret lover of sorts–may be worse (at least for depression) than real sex outside a marriage, according to Peggy Vaughan, author of “The Monogamy Myth” and creator of …Read More

I’ve found several excellent articles on the topic of emotional cheating. Here are a few of them: “Is Your Crush Harmless? 7 Signs of Emotional Cheating” by Carly Young, at “Love But Don’t Touch” by Mark Teich in “Psychology …Read More

Here’s what the hospital therapists/nurses advised Marjorie to do about her emotional affair: 1) Since the affair had crossed that hidden and tenuous line into a physical relationship (with the kissing), she should sell her portion of their engineering business, …Read More

I dialed a number the other day, and got the following recording: “I am not available right now, but thank you for caring enough to call. I am making some changes in my life. Please leave a message after the …Read More