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This is Expired: You are Invited to Participate in an Online Research Study

California State University San Marcos Scale Validation Survey (IRB Code Number: 893513-1) A new scale is being developed for people with various psychiatric diagnoses. The purpose of this online study is to test the validity of the scale among people from diverse backgrounds. It is hoped that this work will lead to further research and … Read more

6 Things To Say to Someone Who Has Depression

6 things to say to some suicidal

We’ve all seen the lists explaining what not to say to someone with depression; never say, “Cheer up!” or “Just snap out of it!”, for example, because doing so just makes things worse for the afflicted individual, and it becomes painfully obvious you don’t understand that depression isn’t just sadness, it’s a disease. So what … Read more

Mental illness and depression are the mother of all bitches. Robin Williams.

Robin Williams

When Robin Williams Comforted Me in the Airport After My Husband’s Suicide. On Monday, August 11, 2014, I was sitting with my kids outside playing. They were in a wagon singing “So Long, Farewell” and pretending they were sailing to Ireland to pick up trash on their next expedition. A text from a dear friend … Read more