Balancing Mental Illness – Karla Smith Behavioral Health

Balancing Mental Illness

Balancing Mental Illness is a series of articles that are created by Karla Smith Behavioral Health Founder Tom Smith in order to help raise awareness and reduce the stigma around mental illness and suicide grief.
March 2, 2020

WHO’S YOUR DOCTOR?

by TOM SMITH As a kid, I had a doctor and a dentist.  The same doctor and dentist that the other five members of my family […]
February 17, 2020

IT TAKES A LARGER VILLAGE

by TOM SMITH They say “it takes a village” to raise a child and that slogan is true enough.  From pre-historic times to “not so long […]
February 3, 2020

THE PILLBOX

by TOM SMITH I am of a certain age when I and most of my contemporaries have a pillbox.  It seems like we all take some […]
January 20, 2020

THE GOOD NEWS

by TOM SMITH The bad news about mental illness hit me with turbulent waves of confusion, anger, frustration, and disappointment.  I tried to duck the waves […]
January 6, 2020

LANGUAGE ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS

by TOM SMITH It happened again the other night.  I was the guest speaker at a dinner meeting for a group who wanted me to talk […]
November 25, 2019

THE BEGINNING

by TOM SMITH I must begin with it, not her.  That focus is a change because there was a time when everything began with her.  But […]