Author Archives: Mary Jacksteit

Can we talk about mental illness?  We certainly don’t.  It’s really odd that in a time when we know so much more about the brain and biochemistry mental illness remains surrounded by misperception, shame, blame, stigma, and just plain ignorance.  All of that makes it mostly an unspoken, and too often poorly addressed, issue even though its prevalence in the society is so high.   (According to a new publication from the US government about 20% of Americans over 18 will experience a mental Read More...