I've lived in recovery for 28 years now. I've learned many things I wish my younger self knew when I was just starting out. It's because I've decided to live my life left of the dial (with things in balance on an even keel, like I wrote about in my memoir) that I figured out five tactics for coping with hard times.
We can use food as fuel. Our bodies are workhorses that can help us accomplish our goals. Along with developing a fitness routine, creating a healthy eating plan can help us stay mentally fit as well as physically fit.
Six Nutrition Pointers to Consider when Living with... Read more
February is American Heart Month. Statistics indicate that a lot of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia do not get adequate health check-ups. As soon as you're diagnosed with this illness, you should see your primary care doctor to get your blood levels tested for things like sugar and A1C as well as get weighed to establish a baseline... Read more
As a mental health activist, I've developed a three-cornered approach to helping individuals newly-diagnosed with schizophrenia. I call this "The Triangle of Mental Health." It's comprised of these three approaches.
Upwards of 75 to 85 percent of individuals diagnosed with... Read more
President Barack Obama signed into law the Achieving A Better Life Experience, or ABLE, Act. The law allows individuals with mental illnesses whose onset of disability occurred before age 26 to fund a tax-free savings account with up to $14,000/year up to a total of $100,000. The money in the account can be used to pay for qualified expenses... Read more