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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]