Beyond Blue
March 2008 Archives

According to yesterday’s comprehensive article in the “New York Times” by Sarah Kershaw, this month the House has passed a bill that would require insurance companies to provide mental health insurance parity. HALLELUIA! HALLELUIA! HALLELUIA! Writes Kershaw: It was the …Read More

Since today is the Feast of the Annunciation, when Mary said “yes,” I thought I’d reprint my “yes” moment, my “Saving Grace” moment. I’m directionally impaired. Always have been. When I was four, I got lost in the hallways of …Read More

God, I offer myself to Thee– to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them …Read More

Have you ever had an experience of personal freedom? Whether you overcame an addiction, tackled that growing pile of mail, ended a toxic relationship, or took up a hobby you’ve wanted to try—I’d love to hear how you did it …Read More

Stephen Colbert was interviewed in a recent issue of “Parade” about his painful past and how he has used his sense of humor to heal. I loved hearing about his “exodus moment” because it resembled mine: One wintry day in …Read More

I know you must be confused, because I was so consistent in publishing an interview each Friday up until a month or so ago. So here’s the deal: I will continue to do interviews on Friday, but probably not one …Read More

John McManamy writes an exceptionally informative article on the types of Bipolar Disorder as defined by the DSM-IV (the shrink handbook). You can get to his article and others by clicking here. I have pasted it below. There is far …Read More

I remember reading the following Washington Post article in December of 2005, when I was trying to figure out what in the heck was going on with me. It helped me to understand the nuances that exist within the family …Read More

Thanks to Beliefnet’s Lilit Marcus and my friend Priscilla Warner for the lead on J.K. Rowling’s quotes regarding her depression. As much as I am pleased that she admits her despondency in the years before the Harry Potter series, and …Read More

I was saddened to read about the suicide of young pilot Vicki Van Meter, who made news in the 1990s when she piloted a plane across America at age 11 and from the US to Europe at age 12. Her …Read More