Safe Spaces

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the nature of triggers. Basically, we mentioned that triggers are hard to predict and cannot always be detected. But, it is important to understand that there are triggers for many people that are harmful and we have to create places...

Here/Hear at Summer Camp Music Festival

Over the Memorial Day Weekend, we at Here/Hear spent the whole time in a park in Chillicothe, IL for the annual tradition known as Summer Camp Music Festival. This was a four day festival and entailed a lot for us. Let me briefly talk about some of the cool things...

Talking about Triggers

The issue of “triggers” in relation to mental health and mental illness has come up recently. This has been particularly true in light of the conversation around the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” This series depicts the suicide of a young,...

Chris Cornell, RIP

According to reports, Chris Cornell, singer and guitarist of the pioneering grunge band Soundgarden and rock band Audioslave, died by suicide on Wednesday night in Detroit. This is a great tragedy, obviously. In fact, that does not even begin to get at describing the...

Costs of Mental Health Care

Let me start this post by saying I am lucky. I am lucky because, unlike many people I know and come into contact with, I have health insurance. And, really, I have good health insurance. This puts me at a distinct advantage over many of those who have either a mental...