January 15, 2016
After reclaiming her life from bipolar disorder, a volunteer gives back
It was in eighth grade that Maureen Gillespie began feeling like she was no...
June 11, 2015
Former NFL Player Helps Others After Facing His Diagnosis
Dreams and reality were always at odds for Keith O’Neil. With a former NFL player for a...
September 09, 2014
Robert Glatter, M.D., writes about former NFL player and Superbowl champion Keith O’Neil’s public sharing of his struggles with bipolar disorder. Mr...
Victim to Victor by Ms. O'Neill
February 24, 2014
The vitality that got Irene O’Neill voted “most energetic” by her high school graduating class 40 years ago infuses her life today. Five days a week...
The Ehrlichs with Dr. Kim
September 24, 2013
In August, Harryet and Stuart Ehrlich took a mini-vacation from their home in New Jersey to Baltimore, MD. The highlight of their trip was a stop at...
Ruth Deming (right)
August 07, 2012
Ruth Deming is an award-winning writer and psychotherapist and director of New Directions of Abington, PA, a nonprofit organization she started in...
Victor and Edith, 1935
January 19, 2012
A daughter supports mental health research to ensure other families don’t have to live through what hers did.
From The Quarterly, Winter 2012
Amy's Daughter, Emily
January 16, 2012
Amy McClellan’s young daughter Emily had what seemed like normal tantrums in early childhood, but as they progressively worsened into bouts of manic...
Dolores and Todd
January 11, 2012
This is a true story about what happened to a family when mental illness struck one of its children.
My son Todd Christopher O’Connell was born April...
September 16, 2011
From The Quarterly, Summer 2011
This fall, 18-year-old Owen Whalen will enter the freshman class at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in his...