Hear Festival 2017

Hear Festival 2017 happened on Aug. 5, 2017. I’m still trying to process it, but wanted to take a second to write down some of the thoughts percolating in my mind. First, if you do not know, Hear Festival is a major event for Here/Hear. It is mostly a music...

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...
Mental Illness in the Black Community

Mental Illness in the Black Community

It is Black History Month here in the United States. This is a good time for those of us in America to spend some time reflecting on the contributions that African-Americans have made to our society. It is also a time to remember the difficulties that they have faced,...