Mental Health

Rep. Jamie Raskin — Congress & Mental Health

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin got an early introduction to politics. His father served as a staff aide to President John F. Kennedy on the National Security Council, was a progressive activist and was co-founder of the progressive think tank, Institute for Policy Studies. Raskin initially eschewed a political ... Read more

Kenton Hall – My Bipolar and Getting Where I Needed to Be

Kenton Hall is a singer/songwriter, filmmaker, author, and proud dad of twin daughters, and he has just released his double album “Idiopath” and “Omniopath,” featuring 33 1/3 tracks. Hall also has bipolar disorder, diagnosed after he ran away from his abusive parents from Canada to the UK as a teenager. ABILITY Magazine’s Karina Sturm ... Read more

Bulletproof and Mental Health–Justin Peck

To say Justin Peck lives life at full-throttle would be inadequate. Yes, he’s a champion off-road motorcycle and race truck driver; yes, he’s a serial entrepreneur with numerous businesses including his own racing team; and yes, he outworks just about everyone on and off the track. But perhaps among his more noteworthy achievements is ... Read more

Schizoaffective Disorder — What You Need to Know

Circa 2006 Jason is a 19-year-old college student. His friends notice that he begins staying up all night, not just studying for exams but also writing furiously in his journals. At first they admire his spurt of creativity, but then he begins looking disheveled and has a hard time remembering to shower, brush his ... Read more

Brian Wilson — A Powerful Interview

Circa 2006 When we consider the most iconic, influential and well-known music groups in American pop culture, one name that undoubtedly comes to mind is The Beach Boys. This harmonious sensation, featuring the musical talents of Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine, swept the 1960s generation with memorable hits including ... Read more

Linda Dano — Depression Is Another World

Circa 2006 Emmy Award-winning television star Linda Dano, lauded for her long-running role as Felicia Gal the large screen to the small. But America knows her best as the celebrity of daytime drama, a dynamite performer on shows like “All My Children”. “As the World Turns””One Life To Live” and “General Hospital”. Throughout her ... Read more

Rosalynn Carter — Mental Health Advocate (1927 —2023)

“You always come in contact with extraordinary people during political campaigns, and often you hear their innermost secrets. I began to recognize the people who had something personal and very important to tell me: They would stand patiently at the side of the crowd or just wait next to me. Usually they needed money, ... Read more