Tag Archives: Wellness and Recovery Action Plan

David Hilton, Part 2: Good Anger, Bad Rage
Mental Health

David Hilton, Part 2: Good Anger, Bad Rage

When facts and experience contradict an ideology, rational people question their ideology. Ideologues deny the facts and cling to their ideology. David Hilton’s life and death fit no neat ideology.

Interviewing the Always Happy ‘Frugal Gourmet’ When I Was Sad
Film, TV, and the Arts

Interviewing the Always Happy ‘Frugal Gourmet’ When I Was Sad

I interviewed Jeff Smith, TV’s “Frugal Gourmet,” who was at the height of his stardom, and happy all the time, at least in public. But it was a sad day for me. I did my job because I was a disciplined person and a workaholic. My job was who I was, not just what I did.

Personal Transformation and System Change
Mental Health

Personal Transformation and System Change

I had life-threatening mental illness, got well, and stayed well. Here’s how I did it, and how we can turn our mental health system into one that helps people get well, instead of keeping them sick, hopeless, and dependent all their lives.