Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Friday November 25, 2016

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thanksgiving is my favorite American holiday, and from the time I was a little girl, the day started with big brass marching bands, acrobats, floats from the latest Broadway shows, and oversized balloons of Charlie Brown, Mickey Mouse and other imaginary characters that marched through New York in the Macy’s Day Parade.  So you can […]

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Spanking as a Cure for Mental Illness?
Friday November 18, 2016

Spanking as a Cure for Mental Illness?

Last night, as I was having dinner with several dear friends and members of our Global Mental Health Program’s International Advisory Board, the conversation found its way to the topic of mental illness. It is true that we do not have ready cures for everyone who presents with a mental health problem. But much to […]

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It's Not What I Imagined...
Friday November 11, 2016

It's Not What I Imagined...

I am going to just put it out there. The election tally did not end the way I imagined, and the result has rocked my world. I am joined by about half of America, and for the other half things have unfolded as they hoped. But virtually all the polls got it wrong – even Nate […]

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Separate but (Not) Equal
Friday November 4, 2016

Separate but (Not) Equal

“She is still really sick; they can’t send her home…,” a desperate mom said to me by phone last week. Her daughter has anorexia nervosa. She has spent four days in inpatient treatment. Now her insurance company was ready to send her home. At 5’5″, this 17-year-old girl weighed 72 lbs and was still highly […]

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