When Recording Surpasses Being There

At what point does recording an experience alter the experience?

Brain Change in the Galapagos

Can exposure to different groups and experiences cause our brains to change? A trip to the Galapagos sets thoughts in motion.

Is Mental Illness the Right Definition?

At the UNT Fall Forum an audience member sparks a discussion on the term mental illness. Does that term create more problems than good?

Does Meditation Make a Difference? Perspective from 35 Days

What are the benefits of daily meditation? As a newbie meditator, I pause to reflect on my first 35 days.

An Unexpected Gift: Deepak and Oprah's 21-Day Meditation

One week into the 21-Day Meditation Challenge, Hersh relays both the inspiration and insight gained from meditation.

An Architect of Mental Health

Pat Deegan, diagnosed as a schizophrenic, lives a life that defies the label of disease.

TMS or ECT? A Mental Health Consumer Weighs the Options

Martha Rhodes new memoir, 3,000 Pulses spurs an investigation to compare TMS and ECT

Finding My Pace at Big Sur

The 21-mile race at Big Sur transforms one runner's view from the inside out.

Sports: A Source of Strength and Healing in College?

A question sparked on a long training run. Do high school athletes realize the protective factors of sports teams when they transition to college? Could lack of a exercise/support community in the college environment be one of the causes of depression?

Alcohol, the Ugly Punch of College Depression

A lecture on the impact of Alcohol and other Drugs at the Depression on College Campuses conference sparks a new focus on the impact of alcohol on depression.

Dallas Mayor’s Symposium a First Step Toward Mental Health

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, KERA and the Dallas Morning News open minds and hearts to the hard questions of mental illness.

Will Obama's Gun Agenda Make a Difference?

Obama's last executive order regarding Gun Control focuses on mental health. We'd all be better off with mental health as top importance.

Armed, Untreated Mental Illness is the Deadliest Killer

Will mental health or gun control be the result of the Sandy Hook tragedy?

Bob Costas Bravely States the Obvious

Bob Costas's honesty about guns and suicide/homicide in his Sunday football broadcast inspires Julie Hersh to break her silence about this issue.

Remembering Mom During the Holidays

Can time heal the memory of a parent who was difficult during the last years of life?

Students Helping Students Toward Mental Health

What inspires students to protect their own mental health? I asked a group of ND students for their input.

Transition to College Rocks!

Hope with a plan is the best strategy for mental health and making the transition to college rock.

Lesson for College Freshman: Top Ten for Mental Health

Did you talk with your upcoming college freshman about mental health? Here is some common sense advice to maintain health in the college adventure.

The Internet Impact: Always Right But Never There

Can nature help deepen our conversations?

Give Your Brain a Sprint, Think Like a Kid

Sometimes the wisdom of our experience prevents us from taking the risks necessary to stretch our brains.

Finding Purpose in a Funk

A 30th reunion at the University of Notre Dame provides inspiration for a writer's blues.

Mental Hygiene: Preventative Care for Mental Illness

Is some mental illness preventable with preventative action and early detection? Hersh says mental hygiene can make a difference.

Memory and ECT

Is memory loss an issue with electroconvulsive therapy? Julie Hersh and others find honest answers from a team of experts from UT Southwestern. A special panel discussed ECT at the Dallas Children's Theater.

Dr. Oz Ventures Bravely into ECT

Can Dr. Oz enlighten the general public about the benefits of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)? Julie Hersh thinks yes and lends her story to the effort.

Glenn Close as Albert Nobbs: Truth from the Inside Out

Glenn Close's Albert Nobbs helps us all understand that sometimes what we think is a dysfunctional exterior actually holds profound inner truth.

What Do You Say to Nelson Cruz?

Can a missed catch teach us something about resilience?

Believing It Gets Better

American School in London (ASL) Valedictorian and Princeton Freshman Charlie Marsh shares his journey of redemption and recovery.

Convincing the Stubborn to Accept Mental Health Care

Have you tried EVERYTHING to get your loved one to go to a psychologist/psychiatrist? Here are some thoughts Julie Hersh has collected after talking to thousands of people in her talks about depression.

Music as a Healing Instrument and Barometer

Can music tell us something about another person's emotional state?