Tag Archive | Mental Illness

A Lifeline to Mental Health – Info Provided by James Donaldson

In an attempt to better understand this “epidemic” spreading around our country, probably at unprecedented rates, and with me going through my own recent bout of mental challenges/mental illness, I came across this wonderful article today about “A Lifeline to Mental Health”. Please take a look at it as it is full of very helpful […]

Suicide Rates Are On the Rise – What You Should Know

Suicide Rates Are On the Rise Greetings everyone and Happy Weekend to you; Wow, what a week it has been! Especially, for any of us that are having to deal with mental illness/mental issues/mental challenges. The high profile suicides of a fashion mogul, Kate Spade, and also of famed celebrity chef and adventurer, Anthony Bourdain, […]

James Donaldson on Mental Health Pt. 2

Hey everybody, On this wonderful Memorial Day Weekend Holiday, where we remember and honor those who served our great country, I’d also like to ask all of you to remember and honor those who are suffering mental health challenges and issues that have led to far too many lives ending way too early. Let’s keep […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Endgame: Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall – From America’s Brightest Prodigy to The Edge of Madness by Frank Brady

Bobby Fischer was one of the world’s greatest chess players of all time.  He met with royalty, and was at the top of his game when things starting unraveling in a maddening way that left all of us bewildered. This is a very powerful portrayal of a genius who seemingly turned into a madman.  Wow! […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America by Robert Whitaker

http://www.audible.com/pd/Science-Technology/Anatomy-of-an-Epidemic-Audiobook/B003MXR26W This is a great look at the inner world of mental illness and how society has dealt with it through the years.  There are more mentally ill among us than ever before, but is that because of the medications that they’re on (or meant to be on, or perhaps misdiagnosed?) or does society just […]