By Jennifer Lezcano The holidays can be a stressful season for many of us, especially when old family traditions still exist and you have started to develop new…

By Rebecca DiFilippo The holiday season can be daunting for many, especially for those who live with depression and/or anxiety. This time of year is busy and stressful…

By Paul Tedesco I’ve been asked repeatedly: Why do you write about your mental illness? It only invites unwanted criticism and name calling. Being known as someone who…

By: Anjani Kapoor “Fifteen years ago there were very few people who knew about FASD.  If you were to go to court and say, ‘My son or daughter…

By: Tessie Mastorakos After receiving a mysterious phone call from someone she believed may have been a friend, Stefanie put on her shoes, told her younger brother that…

By: Khadija Bint Misbah, Contributing Writer 13-year-old Jennette’s (name changed by UNICEF) grandmother died from Ebola. Shortly after attending the funeral, Jennette began to feel sick. When fever…

Recovery tips and help for families By Linda Bell Living with an active addict can be full of pain, disappointment, anger, regrets and sadness. The alcohol, drugs, gambling…

Stigma and Mental Illness Quite some time ago, Paul Tedesco, a strong advocate for mental illness, shared his experience with depression in Moods magazine in order to help…

By Martina Schnetz, EDD, MA, BA, AOCA Over the years we have learned to embrace the common myth of our times and have become disconnected with our basic…

August 15, 2017 By Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW You know that moment when you feel the jolt of being knocked out of your calm or usual emotional state? Maybe…