Tragedies remind us how fragile life is

Early Sunday morning, there was a fatal wrong-way crash on southbound I-75 near 14 Mile Road in Troy, Mich. Both the 26-year-old Troy man, ...

What do you think of the Joker's portrayal of mental illness?

I really don't like when media perpetuates the stereotype that mental illness is something to be feared. Most people with a mental ill...

Jar Jar Binks actor opens up about the toll public criticism played on his mental health

I was 11 years old when Star Wars Episode 1: Phantom Menace came out. I didn't grow up a Star Wars kid, not seeing the original thre...

Adam Driver was called the best actor of his generation, yet he's still self conscious like the rest of us

Adam Driver is one of my favorite actors. This past fall, he showed off his acting chops in what I think was the best performance of his c...

How to stop paranoid thoughts

I'm a paranoid person. It's something I try to hide, but it's true. Paranoia is the constant feeling that people are watc...

Huge news! Three digits, 988, will soon be the suicide prevention hotline's phone number

I just heard groundbreaking news for the mental health community!! Federal regulators unanimously approved the proposal for a three-dig...

Inaugural A State of Inspiration fundraiser to benefit survivors of suicide loss

Kate Hardy, president, and Amelia Lehto, vice president, of nonprofit Six Feet Over The Detroit-based nonprofit Six Feet Over is host...

Why we need to talk about suicide and mental illness

I’ve thought about suicide. I don’t like to talk about it because I know it will freak people out. In fact, it went through my mind just t...

What to do if you're afraid of flying

My close friend contacted me yesterday while waiting in line to board a plane. She gets flight anxiety, and those working at the airport wer...

Why I'm against the proposed licensing rule changes for counselors in Michigan

A friend of mine recently told me that she's considered slitting her wrists. Not because she wanted to die, but because she knew, if ...

Phone calls and grocery shopping: What are some of your weird anxiety attack triggers?

I recently decided to change my tragus ear piercing for the first time. I spent more than an hour standing in the bathroom, staring at my ...

Read the entire 6-part 'Not Mentally Mainstream' series

Some people consider anxiety and depression "mainstream" or "socially acceptable." And this is great! It means we'...

Not Mentally Mainstream Part 6: ADHD, the undertreated disorder

Read the Not Mentally Mainstream series. Eleven percent of children in America have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ye...