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When Friends Become Family and Family Become Friends

…the only option that I could afford was Hopkins SAIS in Bologna. It was the luckiest forced choice I have ever known. In that year, I lived with the Conti family. In rapid order, they became my family. I also visited family in Rome for…
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Mental Illness is a Family Affair

…her safety, and the powerful role that family plays in the recovery process. 3. My First Cousin Once Removed: Money, Madness and the Family of Robert Lowell by Sarah Payne Stuart. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate based on privilege. Just ask Sarah Payne Stuart, whose extended family is…
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Innovative (Women) Leaders in Global Mental Health

…novel project to develop psychosocial treatment for family members affected by addiction in Goa. Judith Bass. Judith is the Director of the Global Mental Health Program at Johns Hopkins University where she works to expand availability of effective mental health treatment globally. Recipient of awards…
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Get the Popcorn

…born to a farming family in Malawi, and in the mid-2000’s his village is devastated by drought and famine. As a young schoolboy, William devises a plan to build a windmill to power an electric water pump. But to succeed, he needs his father to agree to dismantle the family bicycle…
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My Five Moms

…mental health. 1. Mother Mary. The Original. My master teacher. The daughter of Irish immigrants, born in the Bronx during the Great Depression, she went to work as a young teen to help support her family. My mom turned ninety this year. She has known…
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Do You Pixar?

…story of imagination and superpowers. Yes, the members of the Parr family each have special talents. As husband and wife, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl grow a family of three kids – Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack. Violet and Dash’s superpowers are apparent from the beginning, but…
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Thanksgiving is about Community; Community is about Mental Health

From the Pilgrims and American Indians to our present-day gatherings of family and friends, Thanksgiving has always ultimately been about community. And community is at the heart of what elevates the human condition. As we celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday, I was humbled by the joyful gathering…
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2018 Home Office Challenge

…without some family photos? But why? We know what our family and friends and even ourselves look like, so what do we need photos for? It’s pretty simple. We select photos of times that made us happy and of people we care about. Family photos…
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Billboard Mental Health

Roadtrip! I am writing from the backseat of a newfangled rental car because, as you may remember from an earlier post, our family car (who we affectionately call “AMY” after her license plate) is a 2002 Toyota Camry with almost 200,000 miles. She only drives…
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Summer Reading 2023

…Honorée Fanonne Jeffers was an instant NY Times, Washington Post, and USA Today bestseller. Jeffers tells a story of race in America through one family’s experiences over many generations – from the colonial slave trade through the Civil War and up to modern times. Living…
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Graduation 2022

Most people gush with joy and pride when a loved one completes a course of study – whether high school, university, professional training, or even nursery school. But these same proud friends and family members grimace when they talk about attending the actual graduation ceremonies:…
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The Hare with Amber Eyes

The Hare with Amber Eyes is an extraordinary memoir pieced together with exquisite care by British ceramicist Edmund de Waal. He tells the story of his family, the Ephrussi, who went from Jewish shtetl in Odessa in the 1800s to opulent palaces in Vienna and…
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