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A Mother's Reckoning: A Tragic Story That Builds the Case for Early Intervention

By: Paul Gionfiddo, president and CEO, Mental Health America

We don’t usually use this blog to review books. A Mother’s Reckoning was for me — as it will be for many people — a difficult book to read. It speaks to an incredibly raw and relevant topic.

A Mother’s Reckoning was written by Sue Klebold. Sue’s son Dylan died by suicide in 1999, and she writes of her pain in his passing.

3 Things I Wish I Knew About Mental Health in High School (And 1 Thing I Wish Adults Knew)

“I wish that I had known that fighting depression would be the hardest battle I’d have to fight."

The Power of Spoken Word

How can we fight the larger issues if we aren’t taking care of our strongest weapons - our minds.

Road to Wellness: An African American Female’s Journey

I remember precisely the day that I first heard the word “depression” float into the air and for some reason the word landed heavily on me in a foreshadowing manner.

A Nonstarter: Repealing Mental Health Reforms Granted by Obamacare

By: Caren Howard, Advocacy Manager

One in five people in their lifetime will experience a mental health condition and four in 20 people will experience chronic, ongoing issues. Mental health is integral to overall health of an individual throughout their lifespan.

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