August 11, 2011

I was moved by and very pleased to see The New York Times’ recent profiles on people with mental illnesses written by Benedict Carey. The first, “Expert on Mental Illness Reveals her Own Fight,” on June 23rd, and the second , “Learning To Cope With A Mind’s Taunting Vo...

June 11, 2011

I saw Theater of War (TOW) perform AJAX, a play by Sophocles, and then moderate a discussion at Columbia University‘s Miller Theater a couple of weeks ago.  TOW is an innovative, participatory event, which is intended to increase awareness of post-deployment psychologi...

May 23, 2011

In HERE ONE DAY I face my mother’s mental illness and death, and the effects of living with her and her suicide as a way of coping with my mother’s absence. Allison Gilbert lost both of her parents before she was 31. In her book, Parentless Parents, Gilbert looks into...

May 11, 2011

Hello dear friends and supporters! Honoring Mental Health Awareness Month and Mother’s Day reminds me just how grateful I am for the community that has broughtHERE ONE DAY so close to our finish line. Over three hundred of you have contributed to the making of this fil...

May 11, 2011

 

I’d like to think that we could celebrate Mother’s Day all year, but, ok, I’ll settle for all month.One thing I love about Mother’s Day is that it is an opportunity to acknowledge all of the amazing work we mothers do which is often is not recognized by society. Mothe...

April 30, 2011

Hi, NY Friends,

My incredibly talented Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson has finishing shooting a new documentary with fashion  icon/maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns about unnecessary unnecessary maternal deaths around the world. No Woman, No Cry is  Turl...

April 28, 2011

Hi, everyone!  We believe in personal and community action to raise awareness on many different issues affecting families–not just mental illness or suicide. This is why we are supporting Brooklyn for Barack and Sue Rock Originals, a domestic-violence nonprofit, in con...

April 25, 2011

This June, I’m supporting my friends  Joanne Harpel, Senior Director for Public Affairs and Postvention for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and Dempsey Rice, maker of the film Daughter of Suicide, as they participate in The Out of the Darkness Ov...

With over a century of advocacy, public education, and the delivery of programs and services, Mental Health America (MHA) is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. MHA is proud to continue its tradition of celebra...

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