Happy 1st Anniversary Five on Friday!

Anyone who knows me, knows I love marking milestones like birthdays and anniversaries. So today, I am happy to celebrate with you the first anniversary of Five on Friday. A year ago I launched this blog with the aim of connecting, communicating, and breaking the silence around mental illness. Each week, I hear from some of you in response to these bite-sized and personal musings on mental health. Each week, the number of subscribers grows. Each week, we are moving in the direction of more understanding and less stigma. Thank you for joining me on this journey.

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Here are all the postings from Year 1. Maybe you have a favorite you want to read again. Maybe you missed one that you can read now. Maybe you know someone who is struggling with a mental health concern. Maybe you could find one posting to send to someone you know and invite them to subscribe. Invite them to join us in changing the way we think about and talk about mental health and mental illness.

1.

Why Five on Friday

2.

Kenya’s “Big Five”

3.

Indaba South Africa

4.

Robben Island: Lepers, Lunatics, and Political Prisoners

5.

Passover: An Allegory for Psychotherapy

6.

Lessons from Prince and Other Royals

7.

This One’s for You, Mom!

8.

Patrick Roche, Spoken Word Poet

9.

#ProtectYourGirls

10.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

11.

Decibels Rising

12.

From ArpaNET to InterNET to WHO Global Clinical Practice NETwork

13.

Pomp and Circumstance

14.

We Are Orlando

15.

Fiction’s Truth Telling About Mental Illness

16.

Landmark Resolution for Mental Health

17.

Remembering Elie Wiesel

18.

Pokemon Go!

19.

What Did She Say

20.

It’s All Fun and Games Until…

21.

Going for the Gold

22.

Summer at the Seashore

23.

Michael Bloomberg Named WHO Ambassador

24.

Remembering 9/11…and Other Memorials

25.

Whistle While You Work

26.

Why Cry?

27.

Born to Run

28.

I’ve Made Up My Mind…

29.

Everest is Not the Only Mountain to Climb in Nepal

30.

Bees!

31.

#NotOkay: Sobering Stats on Sexual Violence

32.

Painkillers are Killing Us

33.

Separate but (Not) Equal

34.

It’s Not What I Imagined…

35.

Spanking as a Cure for Mental Illness?

36.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

37.

Stories that Inspire

38.

John Glenn, American Hero

39.

Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

40.

(No) Home for the Holidays

41.

5-7-5

42.

Can you Really Die from a Broken Heart?

43.

One Year Old

44.

I Have a Dream

45.

Polio, Students, and the Long Haul

46.

Have you had “The Conversation?”

47.

Low-Income Countries Score High Marks on Innovative Mental Health Interventions

48.

Love is EleMENTAL

49.

What’s your Favorite Comfort Food?

50.

Have You Ever Been to Geel?

51.

Celebrating International Women’s Day (2017)

52.

The Surgery Was a Success. So Why Do I Feel So Bad?

Kathleen M. Pike, PhD

Kathleen M. Pike, PhD is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Global Mental Health WHO Collaborating Centre at Columbia University
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