Kate McLaughlin
  • 56, Female
  • Tucson, AZ
  • United States
  • Kate McLaughlin, writer, speaker…

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Share a little something about yourself with other moms.
•Be Loving.
•Educate, Encourage, Empower those affected by mental illness
•Abolish mental illness myths & misunderstandings
•Eradicate stigma surrounding diseases of the brain
•Write Creatively. Speak provocatively. Live passionately
•Inspire Hope

These are the goals as Kate McLaughlin combines personal experience and a positive attitude with current research and proven strategies to write, speak and advocate about all things mental health (and other equally important stuff).

Early in her career, Kate taught elementary school, coordinated special programs and trained fellow educators for over a decade. Switching gears to pursue her lifelong passion to write, Kate produced dozens of columns and articles for Southern Progress Corporation, a subsidiary of Time-Warner, as well as three books, including her most recent, Mommy I’m Still In Here: One family’s journey with bipolar disorder.

In addition to writing her own blog, Kate regularly contributes to several on-line forums and e-zines, including Revolution Health, MomBloggers Club and NAMI’s ‘Caring and Sharing’. She is a member of the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Mental Health America; and she participates in several mental health speakers bureaus. Kate frequently presents to students, educators, parents, and mental health consumers.

If you have a group who would benefit from her wit, honesty and information-packed sessions, feel free to contact Kate.
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Stress Free Strategy #13

Posted on April 16, 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Anticipate the unexpected.

ALWAYS set up contingency plans just in case.


~ If one of us is delayed, we'll send a text message notifying the others.

~ If we get split up at the mall, here's the time and place we'll meet.

~ If you get locked out of the house, get the…


Smoking and Psych Disorders

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments

A report released by an expert panel convened by the National Institute of Mental Health indicates that myriad biological, psychological, and social factors play a role in the high smoking rates among people with psychiatric disorders.

Analysis of data from the National Comorbidity Study (NCS), a… Continue

More Links...Depression, Heart Attack, Stroke

Posted on April 14, 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments

For years doctors have known that patients suffering from depression have higher risks of cardiovascular disease and heart attack.

Until now, they didn't understand why.

Researchers at Loyola University Health System, Maywood, Ill. discovered that depressed patients have higher… Continue

Women, Antidepressants & Cardiac Deaths

Posted on April 13, 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Women using antidepressants appear to have a higher risk of sudden cardiac death, but this doesn't mean antidepressants are at fault. In fact, the opposite may be true.

One recent study of people with heart failure found that depression was associated with… Continue

Depression Kills. Antidepressants Save Lives.

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 8:00am 6 Comments

Depression is the leading cause of suicide.

Suicide is the third-largest killer of children and young adults between the ages of 10 and 24, and is a growing problem amongst middle aged and elderly adults.

Knowing this, scientists and researchers the world over have devoted time and energy to improving treatment approaches, including studies focused on the…


Stress-Free Strategy #12

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Here it is...the latest in a series of stress reduction tips based on research done at Texas Women's University:

Eliminate or restrict the amount of caffeine in your diet.

I Know! I Know!

Just last Friday I told you about the benefits of coffee, and now I'm telling you to limit or eliminate caffeine.

But… Continue

Is Coffee a Mental Preservative?

Posted on April 8, 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments

I am not a coffee drinker, preferring strong black tea with a little soy milk to soften the tannins, but new research may convince me to imbibe once in a while.

A recently released 20-year Finnish study… Continue

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Much to the world's chagrine, Carrie Fisher is not Princess Leia.

Carrie Fisher is a writer.

And she's very, very funny.

Both talents are verified in… Continue

Treating Drepression Works!

Posted on April 6, 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Over 120 million people worldwide suffer from depression, one of the leading causes of disability according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Despite these alarming statistics, many people with depression don't know that's what ails them. Lots of sufferers think their symptoms are due to lack of sleep or a poor diet. Others know they're depressed, but they're too tired or ashamed or, believe… Continue

Hope, Always

Posted on April 3, 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments

It is letters like the one below that keep me writing about mental health issues....the fact that treatment works...and that recovery is possible...

"I read your book today, started it today and finished it tonight, and i wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart. My son has been battling Bi-polar disorder his whole life. (My mother also suffers) He was DX at age 7 and these days hope of recovery or well being is slim. He is now 13 and new issues are… Continue

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Oct 25, 2009
Eren replied to Kate McLaughlin's discussion 'BEST book for Word Press users?'
"Heyloooo my friends- I've known about codex for a while now but had never seen the page where they have all these lessons in the index categorized by theme. I found this page this morning and thought of y'all to share…"
Jun 11, 2009
Kate McLaughlin replied to Kate McLaughlin's discussion 'Is Your Personal Security/Safety at Risk?'
"Jennifer and Molly, It's important to remember that my attacker waged a personal vendetta and dedicated a great deal of time to his crimes. This is, in fact, quite unique. Most hackers wreak random maliciousness or steal personal/financial…"
May 24, 2009
Molly Tomlinson replied to Kate McLaughlin's discussion 'Is Your Personal Security/Safety at Risk?'
"Kate, This is VERY disturbing. Is there anything specific that we should be doing to protect ourselves from this type of terrorism? Seriously, this makes me want to take my blog down and return to relative anomimity."
May 23, 2009
Kate McLaughlin replied to Kate McLaughlin's discussion 'Is Your Personal Security/Safety at Risk?'
"We do need to be aware, Michelle. I never thought I was at risk. Most of us don't, especially if our online work is charitable or service oriented. Thanks for reading and commenting."
May 22, 2009
Michelle Lee replied to Kate McLaughlin's discussion 'Is Your Personal Security/Safety at Risk?'
"Thank you for sharing! What a horrible feeling to know that all of your information and privacy was obtained within thirty days. I guess we all need to be more aware of the Bumpas characters in the cyber world."
May 22, 2009

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At 12:53pm on July 12, 2013, Lea said…

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At 1:02pm on July 14, 2011, the third boob said…
we (chach + nellie) started a blog & would love for you to check us out and hopefully get a giggle & some answers to "why is this blog called the third boob"?! (
if you find the story amusing enough to follow us or tell people about we would be forever grateful.
At 5:42pm on August 28, 2010, Cynthia Helwig-Putorti said…
Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.





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