Tag: mental health awareness

Stop Blaming Mental Illness for Gun Violence

I feel like opening my window and shouting, like Howard Beale in the 1976 film Network, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”  Another school shooting. Another opportunity for folks like conservative talk show host Joe (Morning Joe) Scarborough and liberal progressive radio host Thom Hartmann to blame mental illness... Read more »

May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Sharing Pauline’s Story of a Life Lost to Mental Illness

My husband never knew his grandmother, Pauline Rose Levey. His father told him she had died, and since his father grew up in an orphanage, it seemed like a plausible explanation. But she didn’t really die until 1966. All those years my husband was growing up, she was buried alive in a mental institution, where... Read more »