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My friend in Mexico City, Dr. Asuncion Lara

Dr. Asuncion Lara and I cannot remember exactly how we met, but when we did we felt an immediate bond. It was more than being work colleagues, sharing the same passion about postpartum depression.  Her genuine smile and natural warmth made me want to be her friend. After she presented at the 2004 Postpartum Support […]

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Family Mental Wellness

I returned to my alma mater, Whittier College, to speak to the students about what good mental health looks like and how to fight the stigma associated with mental illness.  This opportunity was at the invitation of “The Ladies of the Athenian Society”, one of many social groups on campus.  I was their first speaker […]

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Trip to Israel and Turkey

It was a privilege and honor to be invited to speak at the 5th International Psychopharmacology Congress in Antalya, Turkey on October 30th. This opportunity encouraged us to return to Israel where we had been 20 years ago. In addition to visiting with Israeli friends and family, we spent time with several remarkable women who […]

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Back to the Future

It was 50 years ago when Whittier College accepted me as a Freshman.  I was 17 years old when I left my home in Palo Alto, California and flew, sight unseen, to the small town of Whittier in Southern California.  Whittier College  was founded in 1887 by the Quakers  to provide a liberal arts curriculum […]

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