Remembering Jeremiah Hargett seven years after his death

Earlier this month - Nov. 12 - marked seven years since Jeremiah Hargett lost his life to suicide. I started writing this blog post on that ...

What does it mean to have a vitamin D deficiency?

When I went to see my psychiatrist a couple weeks ago, he recommended that I get my blood levels checked. I can't believe that in the ...

What's the difference between bipolar disorder and sleep deprivation?

AP Photo/Evan Vucci Okay, okay, don't worry! This won't be a political post. But I do write about mental illness, so when I hea...

Nonprofit Six Feet Over raises money for survivors of suicide loss

Today, I'm pouring beer for a cause! If anyone is out in Ferndale, Mich. today, I will be at the 11th Annual DIY Street Fair, on the...

Netflix star Shannon Purser: 'Medication coupled with therapy has completely changed my life for the better'

The name "Shannon Purser" may not ring a bell. But for anyone who has seen the show "Stranger Things," you surely know...

Former MSU basketball player Anthony Ianni serves as an inspiration to anyone with mental illness

For anyone who has a mental illness, have you ever thought: What would my life be like without it? Anthony Ianni, who was diagnosed wit...

No matter how hard life may seem right now, remember it's only temporary

I spent my Sunday night on the couch eating a nutritious dinner of cookie dough and cheese cubes. But I have no shame because I am going to ...

GUEST POST: Therapy pups aren't just for the physically disabled

By Caitlin Renton Meant to Live Guest Writer One of my typical “medications” for anxiety is a regular dose of the outdoors. But the oppor...

‘Anthony Bourdain inspired me more than I can express’

Although  Anthony Bourdain  wasn’t from Michigan, he was an outspoken fan and supporter of the Motor City. In fact, one of his last p...

Kate Spade, the designer and the visionary, loses her life to suicide

This morning, my friend Kim Davis Reynolds posted a picture of her pink Kate Spade purse with the caption "RIP Kate Spade." I...

My thoughts on "13 Reasons Why" season 2

Sometimes, we all just need some hope. Sometimes, we all just need a happy ending. I think that's what we all needed with t...

Is depression a turn-on for some people?

A couple months ago, I went to a comedy show featuring actress Rachel Bloom, star of the CW show "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," and on...

'Boy Meets World' star Will Friedle describes himself as a 'Panic-Attacker'

"FEENY! FEE-HEE-HEE-HEE-HEE-HEE-NAY!" Okay, phew, now that I got that out my system, let's talk about the man behind the fa...