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Motherhood provides a host of useful lessons on how to live with mental illness, and vice versa. Here are just a few things the two have in common (in my opinion, of course): 1. Five years into both of them, […]

Nearly one-third of people caring for terminally ill loved ones suffer from depression according to research from Yale University. About one in four family caregivers meet the clinical criteria of anxiety. And a recent study found that 41 percent of […]

I’m getting ready for Mother’s Day! They are activists, humorists, Holocaust survivers, writers, first ladies, and missionaries. But first and foremost, they are moms. And, in my opinion, some of the best. As a relatively new mom, I could learn […]

Today’s interview is with Tracy Thompson, the author of “The Beast: A Journey Through Depression” and “The Ghost in the House: Motherhood, Raising Children, and Struggling with Depression.” She has won numerous mental health awards, including one from NAMI for […]

Several mom friends of mine have lately come down with a bad case of “empty-nest depression”–moms who just dropped off their youngest offspring to college, or moms having difficulty keeping busy now that the youngest is in kindergarten all day. […]

The folks at have, once again, produced a polished video that communicates the complexity of an eating disorder, and how relationships contribute to the illness. Mom and daughter candidly talk about their relationship, their habits, and how the mother […]

“Grief is an inevitable component of life lived fully. But losing a child ranks at the top of the hardest to bear.”

I thought this was an appropriate post because many people ask me how far they should go in hiding their depression from their kids.

A book that argues why laid-back parents raise healthier and happier kids.

Yesterday a very talented woman paid  a visit to me. As regular Beyond Blue readers know, I’ve been in a big funk the last week/month/year/lifetime, so I didn’t really think much about her visit until she was here.   She […]