5 Reasons Mental Health Is a Hidden Civil Rights Issue

In January, we celebrate the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and in his memory, we reflect on the civil rights victories achieved and the ones still yet to be made. As we’ve seen over the past 18 months, there is still much work to be done in securing equality for black […]

President Obama Turns Tears Into Action!

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there ‘is’ such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and postive action.” -Martin […]

#Flawless Favorites: Inspirational Reads of 2015

Since the launch of the holiday season we have been writing about the hope and progress in mental health, from the groundbreaking Emotion Revolution Summit hosted by Lady Gaga and Yale and the creation of a mental health roadmap for New York City, to the important initiatives being spearheaded by various nonprofits and healthcare organizations […]

Countdown to the Solstice: Shining Stars in Oregon

This is the last blog in our series as we count down to the winter solstice — the darkest day of the year. These past few weeks, we’ve featured some of the brightest lights of hope, the true shooting stars, in our community Over the past few months, I’ve found myself in a constant state […]

Countdown to the Solstice: Remembering Newtown With Meaningful Action

This is the third blog in our series as we count down to the winter solstice and bring light to the darkest days of the year. Today, we make space for sacred reflection, as it has been three years since that unthinkable, chilling day in Newtown, Connecticut, where senseless violence took so many innocent lives. […]

We Should Talk About Mental Health With Respect

This blog also appears on the Huffington Post In any given year, one out of every five adults in the U.S. has an experience with a mental health disorder. The tenth leading cause of death for U.S. adults is suicide. For individuals ages 10-24, the second leading cause of death is suicide. But you wouldn’t […]

Countdown to the Solstice: Gratitude

This is the first blog in our newest series as we count down to the darkest day of the year: the winter solstice. Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring some of the brightest lights of hope in our community — the true shooting stars in our field. As we welcome the season […]

A Simple & Powerful Light

We have a crisis on our hands — and it’s not the crisis that you’d expect. The WHO and American Medical Association have recently released data showing that the U.S. is facing a profound shortage of behavioral health care workers, particularly a shortage of psychiatrists. In the country, there are 3,968 whole or partial counties […]