Giving Thanks

After this busy week on call for St. Joseph Hospital, I finally have a few moments to write down some thoughts that have been on my mind of late. Recently, I have experienced challenges, both personal and professional. Well, let me just describe a few issues in the office. We have had some staff turnover. . . . → Read More: Giving Thanks

Holiday Cheer, holiday blues

In my childhood, Christmas seemed a purely happy time. Growing up in Vietnam as a little child, Christmas was just a one-day holiday. My parents are Buddhist, and my family didn’t participate in the Christmas ritual of giving gifts. My first experience of Christmas was during my first in year in the United States. At . . . → Read More: Holiday Cheer, holiday blues

From the psychiatrist—Welcome

I am delighted to be able to share some thoughts with you about the mind and mental illness in these series of informal postings. In this inaugural post, I will tell you a little about the journey that has taken me here. But first, a million thanks to Jim Legare for setting up this beautiful . . . → Read More: From the psychiatrist—Welcome