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Mental Health and Wellness Radio

Dec 23, 2013

Mental Health and Wellness Radio Host Jenee Darden noticed a recurring theme of “Taking a Chance” came up for her frequently in 2013. As we head into 2014, Jenee reflects on 2013. She shares why being open to taking chances can be a positive thing and good for your wellness for 2014. 

Oct 31, 2013

Mental illness doesn’t care about your race, culture or age. However, culture can play a role in how we view mental health. And it can affect our access to proper care.

Health journalist Katherine Kam did a three-part series on Asian-American students, depression and suicide for New America Media. She's also a 2012...

Sep 30, 2013

Documentary filmmaker Kathy Leichter moved back into her childhood home where her mother, Nina, committed suicide in 1995. Nina had bipolar disorder. She was charming, witty and a mental health activist.
Kathy gained greater insight into Nina’s joys and struggles when she found her mother’s personal audiotapes. ...

Aug 29, 2013

In the story Words for Warning, protagonist and poet Alaina Down struggles with a family secret. The pain and anguish she has kept buried for years is starting to unravel. While her silence has driven her to a strong desire to end her life.

Nash is the author of Words for Warning and a student at South Carolina State...

Aug 13, 2013

When you think about your mental illness, how would you describe it? Challenging, a struggle, treatable? Would you ever call it a blessing? Dick Peterson does. He lives with bipolar disorder, major depression and generalized anxiety disorder.

The former journalist is now a peer recovery support specialist for a homeless...