A new animated film, Rocks in My Pockets, was released this week that definitely seems worth checking out. According to The New York Times, which chose the film as one of its Critics’ Picks of the Week: “With “Rocks in My Pockets,” Signe Baumane presents a sharp, surprising and funny … [+]
Author: Piper Murray
Lessons from Loss
People often ask me why I chose to specialize in grief and loss. Isn’t it depressing, talking about death all the time? they want to know. I have a number of different answers to this question. Depending on who’s asking, I may talk about the losses in my own past … [+]
If Your Symptoms Could Speak?
When the president of the World Psychiatric Association Dinesh Bhugra came out last week with a forceful commentary characterizing his own profession as a house “divided,” “alienated,” and “embattled,” and charging it with “diagnostic confusion, including the medicalization and inappropriate treatment of individuals with normal human emotions and experiences”–a wake-up call if there … [+]
Bobby Baker Draws It Like It Is
I’m always on the lookout for people whose words or art urge us to get a little more real about what it means to live with mental illness. People who, by finding the courage to tell their own truths, help clear the way for the rest of us to do the … [+]