Bulletin Category: Shine a Light On

  • Why the Loss of Stars We Admire Hurts So Much

    Many people were deeply saddened by the recent suicide deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Suicide among such talented and outwardly successful individuals reminds...

  • 10 Facts About Depression

    : An information-rich website with a humorous approach to men’s mental health. Men can take the 20 Point Head Inspection to get a rundown of...

  • Your Rights to Mental Health Services

    Did you know that approximately one in five people experience a mental illness? Yet too many San Diegans go without mental health treatment. Few are...

  • How You Can Help Someone Experiencing Homelessness

    We’ve all seen the increase in people experiencing homelessness around San Diego County. In fact, the Regional Task Force on the Homeless announced a 5 ...

  • Questions to Ask Yourself (and Your Therapist) to Find the Perfect Fit

      Whether you are experiencing a mental health challenge yourself or seeking to help someone you care about, one of the first steps is reaching out...

  • Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar disorder is a medical condition that causes a person to experience extreme highs (mania) as well as extreme lows (depression). It typically begins during...

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

    For some people, the winter blues during the fall and winter seasons can include feeling overwhelmed due to the stress of the holidays or feeling...

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    People with OCD experience persistent and unwelcome anxious thoughts, and the result is feeling a strong need to perform rituals to maintain control. For instance,...

  • Schizophrenia

    When we think of schizophrenia, the first people that come to mind are not necessarily Nobel Prize winners such as John Nash, star athletes such...

  • Panic Disorder

    Our brains are wired to recognize fear and experience anxiety when we are frightened. But for some people a feeling of intense fear and anxiety...

  • Depression

    Each year about 18.8 million American adults experience a depressive illness that impacts their body, mood and thoughts. Depression is normally accompanied by a prevailing...

  • Co-Occurring Disorders (or Dual Diagnosis)

    In the United States, approximately 7.9 million adults have a substance use condition and mental health problem occurring at the same time. Substance abuse and...

  • Anxiety

    Anxiety is a feeling of worry and usually occurs as a normal response to stress. In most cases, this feeling disappears as soon as the...

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    About 8 million American adults are affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) each year. PTSD can affect anyone who has experienced a traumatic and life-changing...

  • Eating Disorders

    If left untreated, eating disorders can cause many physical and emotional problems and even lead to death. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa...

  • Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar disorder is a medical condition that causes a person to experience extreme highs (mania) as well as extreme lows (depression). It typically begins during...

  • Postpartum Depression

    The baby blues after childbirth can commonly include mood swings, anxiety, irritability and crying spells, but typically fade quickly. Postpartum depression is a more severe,...