Zen teacher Brad Warner on the time he considered suicide—and the different kind of death he chose.
Mental Health Archives
Please note that these articles are not intended to provide treatment options for those who may suffer from clinical depression or other forms of mental illness.
Carina Stone on the tragic death of her husband, the Buddhist teacher Michael Stone, the challenges he faced, and the gifts he gave.
Karen Kissel Wegela on therapy that starts with your basic sanity, not your neuroses.
Many years after his first psychotic break, Chris Cole learned that recovery meant understanding his bipolar disorder through both medicine and spiritually.
According to Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, to be enlightened is to be free of obsessions. Given that I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, I usually feel very far from that ideal.
Jack Kornfield, Judy Lief, and Bodhin Kjolhede examine the influence of Western psychology on Buddhism. Introduction by Ajahn Amaro.
Brandon Dean Lamson recalls how he turned away from his decision to commit suicide, and went to go sit zazen instead.
It took an illness of the brain for Meg Hutchinson to discover the inherent sanity of her own mind. Her breakdown was actually a breakthrough.
Josh Korda knows he is not cured—and he never will be—but through honesty and diligence he enjoys a daily reprieve from depression and addiction.
After years of treating her depression with medication and therapy, Kiera Van Gelder turned to Buddhist practice to heal.