Is depression a symptom of COVID-19?

Fever. Chills. Cough. Difficulty breathing. Fatigue. Body aches. Headaches. Loss of taste and/or smell. Sore throat. Runny nose. Nausea.  Th...

Stop thinking 'I'll be happy if...'

I often think about a quote that Carrie Bradshaw said in Sex and the City : "You're always looking for a job, a boyfriend or an apa...

New Year doesn't have to mean 'New You'

  It's the start of a New Year. For many, it's also the time of year when you start obsessing over how to "better" yoursel...

'Spider-Man' actors share their journeys and contributions to the mental health community through the years

December is always a hard month for me mentally – living on a diet of Christmas cookies and hot chocolate while going broke on Amazon and co...

What to do if you have PTSD after the Oxford shooting or another traumatic event

Oftentimes, when we think about post traumatic stress disorder, we think about veterans coming home from war. But PTSD can affect anyone who...

Oxford High School shooting highlights the deep need for mental health services

On Tuesday, Nov. 30, the city where I grew up and the city where my parents still live experienced a tragedy that no community should ever h...

Holiday gift ideas for the people in your life with mental health conditions

It's the most...well...honestly, stressful time of the year. The days are growing colder and darker and busier. You may be struggling wi...

How your perceptions of the future affect your mental health

About 10 years ago, I spoke during a community workshop about how to become a blogger. I talked about my Meant to Live blog and why I decide...

Fixation is a common symptom of anxiety disorder and other mental illnesses

For those who have a mental illness, when was the first time you knew there was something different about you?  For me, I knew there was som...

What are dissociative disorders? Symptoms are more common than you may think

Have you ever been in a moment and felt like the experience wasn't actually happening to you? Have you ever looked back on a past memory...

You are not alone: More people than ever are feeling socially anxious

A year and a half ago, I was going to work every day in a big corporate office in downtown Detroit – interacting with others, making small t...