If we want to slay this beast of a public health emergency, we cannot let suicide, depression, and other brain health challenges hide behind closed doors. Our only choice is to continue to build dialogue, so that we may break down the lethal secrecy and shame that surround these issues.
We decided that in order to melt down shame and fear around mental health, we needed to have real, open conversations together. We talked about many topics, including our own personal histories of mental health challenges, the civil rights components of this cause, and some of our "secrets."
Liza Long joins HuffPost Live to reveal what it was like to rase a child suffering from a mental illness.
For me, and for many other parents, this is what "normal" looks like. People said that I was brave for telling my story. I did not feel brave; I felt helpless.
Bernstein said her son Max had been hospitalized eight times in two years by the time he was seven. "I think every mother
The tales were chilling in their detail. "Thankfully no other human life was lost," one mother wrote of the deaths of both
Today, Kendzior and Long have issued a joint statement simultaneously on both of their personal blogs, attempting to put
“No way,” I told him. “You cannot act the way you acted this morning and think you can get your electronic privileges back