Let Me Show You Me

In this essay, Peter Varnum writes about the institutional and psychological consequences he experienced while living with the label of “bipolar disorder.” Now, he is determined to tell his mental health story the way he wants it to be told.

Building a Mental Health Community in India: A Fireside Chat with Daniel Lobo

In this Fireside Chat, Daniel reveals his own personal mental health journey, how the pandemic has shifted the mental health space in India, and the community-based approaches that can lead to recovery and wholeness.

Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate

Todd Savard’s story about a young man he met in rehab brings home the lesson that we never know how much our lives impact others.

Disability + Drugs = Dual Diagnosis

Jason Park’s story unveils the paradox that even when someone seems to be at the top of their game, they may also be battling for their life.

Using Storysongs to Talk About Mental Health in The Workplace

Paul Currington starts work meetings with “storysongs”. In this audio story, his co-worker shares a song that reminds him of a beloved friend.

When Your Eyes Can’t Hold All the Tears

Listen in to this powerful audio story as Paul Currington shows us how sometimes our bodies know what we need better than our minds do.

Lessons from Managing COVID-19 and Anxiety

Now that the storm has passed, Steve Penella reflects back on his experience having covid, including the toll it took on his mental health and how he is navigating the anxiety the illness brought on.

Let’s Stand Up: Why the World Needs More Mental Health Advocates

Our founder, Katherine Switz shares her mental health journey and the impetus for building a global community of mental health advocates.

A 5-Step Strategy to Mental Health Challenges: Recommendations for my Younger Self

Jason Park shares five recommendations for his younger self with the hope that his strategies will be helpful to others managing their own mental health challenges.

Does Everyone Get a Chance, or a Few Chances, to Succeed?

Does everyone have an equal chance to succeed by society’s standards after recovering from a mental health episode? Peter Varnum uses the example of his own life – and his connection with someone he met in the hospital – to address mental health and vital conditions.