Food and mood: A fireside chat with Emmanuel Lopez

We sat down with Emmanuel Lopez to learn about how he is using food to help manage his clinical depression and seasonal affective disorder. Here’s what he shared.

Peer support in early intervention services for psychosis: A fireside chat with Jason Grant

In this first Fireside Chat, Jason shares about his own experience with psychosis, what he has seen through his work as a peer support worker, how Covid-19 has changed early intervention services and more.

“Let’s do something different and make things better”—Interview with Ted Weiss, Stability Leader, lawyer and mental health advocate

At 75, I am at high risk for detrimental outcomes if I were to be infected with the coronavirus. Despite this situation, what the pandemic has revealed to me are all the ways I am fortunate.

Are Zoom calls psychologically safe?

Thanks to COVID-19, video calls aren’t going away anytime soon. But while they used to primarily consist of time with close friends or family, today there are any number of opportunities—some mandatory—to face a bunch of relative strangers two feet away on your high-resolution monitor.

You’re not alone: Stability Leaders share their mental health challenges and management strategies during COVID-19

If you’ve been feeling increases in depression, anxiety, or other mental health impacts during this pandemic, you’re not alone. We recently conducted a survey of Stability Leaders to determine how COVID-19 is impacting them. Here’s what we found from 45 respondents from across the U.S.

Stability Leaders’ Top 4 Strategies for Managing Mental Health During COVID-19

One of the greatest benefits of being the executive director of The Stability Network is that I am surrounded by an incredible community of people who provide support and strength when things in my life aren’t going as planned. I hope that during this challenging period, our shared stories of living with mental health conditions can provide encouragement for you as well.

Rebalancing with new boundaries

Like a lot of people, I used to get up every day and go to work. I had a 45-minute commute on my motorcycle. During that time, I’d be completely focused on what was going on around me—my head on a swivel making sure I’m tracking cars and keeping myself safe. This total focus allowed me to forget about everything else and concentrate on one thing. It was like my meditation.

Treatment works—even during a crisis

While it takes some effort, mental health conditions don’t have to be life-ending. Stability Leaders are a great example of this fact. We all manage our mental health and can have successful careers, families, and fun!

Stability Leaders share strategies during live panel

On May 6, The Stability Network hosted a webinar on managing mental health during this pandemic with Stability Leaders Katherine Switz, Kyle Elliott, and Geralyn Giorgio. Our Leaders shared strategies—from scheduling time for exercise and meditation to tuning out of social media and into themselves to pillow fights—that are helping them manage their mental health…

We’re never going to forget this so stay present

This is a monumental time in the history of the world; we’re never going to forget this. While it can be overwhelming, recently I’ve been trying to be more present to what’s happening and how I’m feeling so that I can be more present with them and mark this time together.