Category Archives: Coping

Transgender and Finding Her Voice

Last week, I was reminded that being open-minded and understanding the depths of another person’s life experience are two very different things. For all the talk about transgender issues in the news today, how many of us have had the opportunity to talk with an individual about his or her experience—not in the political sense—but […]

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#OrlandoStrong: Six Months After Pulse, We’re Still Here

Christian Burgess, Director of the Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH), a program administered by MHA-NYC for the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), reflects on the Orlando Pulse Nightclub tragedy six months later. On June 12, 2016, 49 people were shot and killed and 53 others injured at the Pulse LGBT Nightclub in Orlando, […]

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#WriteOnSarah: A Holiday Transformation

Brown paper covered the door to what was once my dermatologists’ office. Ever since the practice moved to a new location several blocks away, the second-story office sat dormant. No light. No visitors. No indication of who or what would move in next. I had a steady awareness of what was, or what was not, […]

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#WriteOnSarah: Post-Election Anxiety

Anxiety. It’s a worry about what might happen. A worry about the future. The best way to manage these fears is to stay grounded in the present moment. I have spent the past few years working on my relationship with anxiety and here’s the good news: it doesn’t matter what the worry is about, the […]

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