Learning from a Disability

Molly Allen Wichita Kansas   I’m an educated person.  I thought that I had life and illness figured out.  I read professional articles with multi-syllable words, written by people who are the smartest of the smart.   In 1991 I completed my doctoral dissertation in a clinical psychology program in Colorado.  My topic was the marital […]

What is Mental Illness?

Mental illness is quite common; in fact, about one in four adults has a mental illness in any given year and nearly half of them have more than one mental illness at the same time. The term mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders, depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders […]

Suicide: Prevention, Sports, What Can We Do?

The recent suicide of former NFL player Junior Seau has created quite a ‘buzz’ in the sports world, and for mental health professionals who deal with depression and patients’ risk of suicide.  In the past, therapists would ‘contract’ with potentially suicidal patients in the hopes that this would help to avoid the tragedy.  However, recent studies have suggested […]