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Be Proactive: Teaching Positive Mental Health Practices

June 28, 2018

In recent weeks, the topic of mental health has come to the forefront of media attention. The suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain came as a shock to many. From an outside perspective, it seemed as though they had it all.. But that’s just it, we’re all on the outside looking in to another person. […]

Homeopathy for Long & Short Term Depression

June 20, 2018

As a holistic homeopath specializing in depression among other areas, I tend to see depressive clients almost on a consistent basis, and oddly enough, it is usually a major core or at the very least a severe branch of their overall pathology. Although many people will not treat it as importantly as a chief physical […]

Five Actionable Tactics You Can Use to Help Manage Depression Effectively

June 18, 2018

I have been clinically depressed for nearly 20 years. Depression used to kick my ass, but lately, I feel I’ve turned the tables. This post is not a victory lap, but rather an opportunity to share my thoughts and experiences on the topic. Take it or leave it, share it or ignore it – I’m […]

Being Late

June 11, 2018

In wild country or in a boat and when using a map and compass for navigation (before GPS smart phones) there is the useful concept of aiming off. If you need to find the start of a path, or ford a river, or enter a channel to come into a harbor — that is, to find a precise […]

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade & What You Can Do To Decrease the Chances of Suicide in Your Loved Ones

June 8, 2018

By Madeleine Dopico Just days after Kate Spade tragically took her own life in her Park Avenue apartment, celebrity chef, TV personality, and acclaimed author, Anthony Bourdain- was found dead in his hotel room. It was confirmed this morning that Bourdain committed suicide, sending yet another wave of sadness and shock through masses that worshiped […]

It’s Time to #DestigmatizeDepression

June 6, 2018

My grandmother committed suicide on my father’s 18th birthday. Obviously, she had untreated mental illness, likely depression, or bipolar disorder. Kate Spade tragically hung herself in her Park Avenue apartment. One of the most successful fashion designers of all time, she had a net worth of over $150 million. Obviously, Kate Spade had untreated mental illness: […]

Recognizing and accepting our differences

June 6, 2018

One of the most common issues people struggle with is conflict in their intimate relationships. This can be a spouse, a boyfriend or girlfriend, a family member, or a friend, among the many kinds of close long-term relationships that exist. Some conflict isn’t necessarily such a bad thing, but there are times when frustration and […]

Silence Killer: Revealing My Way to Recovery from a Crippling Anxiety Disorder

June 4, 2018

Living with Anxiety. As I sit alone in my hotel room and contemplate my message, time begins to escape me.  It’s so easy to find distractions in life. A new house and new financial obligations. A new baby and a new sleep routine.  A new career and a new travel schedule. Life can be downright demanding. […]

Finally, It’s Time for Mental Health Tech

May 25, 2018

By Dave Kerpen My dad has chronic bipolar disorder and has spent the better part of the last 3 decades in and out of psych wards in New York. I’ve often imagined how his life might have been different if he had had UMA Health or something like it in his life. On a lighter note, many […]

Toxic Work Environments and How to Cope

May 21, 2018

Have you seen the movie “Horrible Bosses”?  The movie is a comedy on this side of raunchy but a hilarious depiction of, you guessed it, horrible bosses!  The three bosses depicted in the movie each portray an aspect of an employee’s worst nightmare work environment:  sexual harassment, narcissism, and incompetence.Although the movie is a spoof […]