Mental Health NOW: the Opportunity for Wellness

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Lucinda Jewell, Ed. M. is Chair of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, and former President of the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance-Boston where she still serves on the board. Previously, she was co-founder of the Boston Book Review, a literary review modeled on the Times Literary Supplement. She earned her Ed. M in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard and taught ESL in China. Since being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1995, she has been a tireless educator and advocate for transforming the conversation for mental health from danger and drain to one of resiliencies and contribution. She lives with her daughter in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Lucinda Jewell The Brain that Changes Itself: How Breakthroughs in Neuroplasticity Can De-Pathologize Mental Health

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September 3, 2013

Norman Doidge is a curious psychiatrist. He wanted to know how neuroplasticity could serve his practice and he sets out in his book, The Brain That Changes Itself, to interview and understand the work of leading neuroscientists who are using the natural neuroplasticity of the brain to heal everything from long-time post-injury paralysis to successfully managing OCD and anxiety.
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Lucinda Jewell Creativity and the Myth of the Self: A Way of Having Manic-Depression

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November 21, 2012

As I re-examine my creative journey it is impossible for me to distinguish the peculiarities of manic-depression from a more universal experience of the creative process. Not coincidentally the poets, and all the great artists, to whom I was most drawn were ones I later learned shared my “mind” (having depression or manic-depression)—and it was their truths that moved me and revealed most poignantly the secrets of life.
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Lucinda Jewell Pulling for a New Reality: from Mental Illness to Mental Wellness

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November 7, 2012

Evolutionary psychiatry and breakthroughs in neuroscience are rapidly blurring the lines between adaptive and maladaptive changes. What would be possible if we put our attention on, gave money and resources to mental wellness instead of mental illness? The re-election of President Obama provides another opportunity for us to create a future for ourselves and our children that we could be proud to leave as a legacy, especially as it relates to how mental health is defined and considered in the body politic and media. Imagine mental wellness. Together, we can!
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