Using Tech To Avoid Tragedy

Using Tech To Avoid Tragedy

Studies have shown that nearly half of people who die by suicide visited their primary health care provider in the month before their death. Routine screening for depression can uncover suicidal thoughts, but clearly that’s not effective enough…

The Power Of Peer Support

The Power Of Peer Support

In a sobering essay in a recent New York Times, staff writer David Brooks lays out a strategy for helping prevent the ever-increasing number of suicides in the United States.

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

In addition to psychotherapy, medication and hospitalization another effective tool in the treatment of serious mental illness is peer support.

The Power of Peer Support

The Power of Peer Support

In addition to therapy, medication and hospitalization this research study on peer support shows that sharing “lived” experience with others is a powerful and highly effective tool in the mental health arsenal.

BPD Pioneer Passes

BPD Pioneer Passes

On January 11th, the Borderline Personality Disorder community lost a person who had as much impact on improving the lives of those with BPD as anyone. Dr. John Gunderson, MD, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Director Emeritus of the affiliated McLean Hospital and a pioneer in the diagnosis, treatment, and research of borderline personality disorder (BPD) passed away. How important was John Gunderson and his work regarding BPD? Irreplaceable.

Improving Access to Care for People of Color

Improving Access to Care for People of Color

A recent article published in the online newspaper The Voice, describes the lack of access to mental health service in the UK among Black women, despite research showing that depression and self-harming behaviors are on the rise among these women…