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Four Years Later …

A loss always seems fresh, even when the calendar tells me otherwise. Depression can really sneak up on you.  It’s not like you wake up one day with all of the symptoms, pull out your checklist, make an appointment with[…]

Thank You

A most heartfelt thank you to everyone that supported the Benny Fund in 2016.  A special thank you to our board member Margo Giambarresi, Nicole Laino, Capital One, and the Pay It Forward program for an incredibly generous donation of[…]

When I Was Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder, People Thought I Was Cursed

“It is certainly good news that mental health is finally becoming part of the development conversation. But the discussion must include voices like mine — voices of people living with mental health conditions in the developing world — so we[…]

Prince William’s Father’s Day Message: Look After Your Children’s Mental Health

“Recent surveys have found that more than half of parents have never broached the topic of mental well-being with their children, and a third would feel like failures if their child needed help. That’s so sad—no parents whose child needs help[…]

Lady Gaga arrives at the Los Angeles premiere screening of "American Horror Story: Hotel" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Lady Gaga’s Outlook On Anxiety Is Genuinely Refreshing

“Lady Gaga is using her public status for good by sharing a message of hope for those who suffer from mental health conditions. The singer and “American Horror Story” actress chronicled her own anxiety and depression in Billboard magazine this[…]

$30 Million Program to Help Low-Income New Yorkers Get Mental Health Care

“New York is set to begin a $30 million program aimed at providing mental health services to low-income residents with little or no access to care.  The program, Connections to Care, will tap existing community organizations that reach low-income residents[…]