8 Things Not To Say To Someone With Mental Illness


By Kimberly Zapata For the last 16 years, I have struggled with depression. That means I have had 16 years of highs and lows. Sixteen years of ups and of downs. And 16 years of therapy — for 16 years I have been chasing a cure. It also means I have had 16 years to … Continue reading 8 Things Not To Say To Someone With Mental Illness

The Reason I Take My Toddler To Therapy


By Kimberly Zapata “Mommy!” my daughter yelled. “Can I watch one more Octonauts?” I glanced at the clock above our oven; it was 7:47 AM. “Pleeeeeeeaassse?” “Oh sweetie, not right now,” I told her. “We have to finish getting ready.” “But why?” she huffed. It wasn’t long until she was whining in frustration. “Well, Mommy has a … Continue reading The Reason I Take My Toddler To Therapy

How To Talk To Your Children About Mental Health


By Diamond Grant Mental health is a sensitive topic, just one of the many sensitive topics that we must discuss with our kids, and while it can be difficult to decide when to talk to our children about mental health, for some of us it will come much earlier than we ever could have anticipated. … Continue reading How To Talk To Your Children About Mental Health

The Problem With Saying “Happiness Is A Choice”


By Kimberly Zapata Lately, my Facebook feed has been full of inspirational quotes; quotes like “stars can’t shine without darkness” and “falling down is an accident. Staying down is a choice.” Most of it is uplifting; most of it I can get on board with. But a dear friend posted an “inspirational” quote on their wall … Continue reading The Problem With Saying “Happiness Is A Choice”