The Media Can Be Misleading About Mental Illness Recovery

Anyone who sees a loved one depressed, anxious or manic, wants them to seek help and get better. It's understandable. Who wouldn't? There are also tons of well-meaning phrases that people in the media throw at you. "You're not alone." "Help is out there." "You don't have to live like this." "Reach out." While all …

Coming Out: Why More Men Need to Come Out as Chronically Ill

When I first was diagnosed as having an anxiety disorder and depression, I searched a lot of sites for help and support. There was one thing that was blatantly obvious. I noticed that men were largely absent from the conversation. Even in the support groups that I attended, men were scarce and the ones that …