Entries by Sheila Hamilton

A Lesson From Trees

It’s #WorldSuicidePreventionDay 2016 and I’ll spend part of the day like I spend nearly every day, walking underneath the canopy of trees in Portland’s forest park. Read more on Huffington Post.    

#StopSuicide: Four Books You Should Read Now

It’s National #SuicidePrevention week, when you’ll see lots of discussion about a harrowing reality — Americans are now more likely to die by suicide than in a car wreck. Twenty-two veterans a day take their own lives. Suicide is on the increase, while deaths from other preventable disease are declining. Read more on Huffington Post.

Providing Hope After Suicide

Death by suicide stuns with soul-crushing surprise, leaving us confused, shaken, and traumatized. When my husband of 10 years died by suicide, I didn’t have time to attend a NAMI support network meeting — I was much more concerned with making sure my 9-year-old daughter had the resources and support she needed to grieve properly. […]


Donald Trump doesn’t speak for me, or my black and Hispanic friends, or my friends raising kids alone, or my gay, transgender and bi friends, or my veteran friends who feel abandoned by the country that sent them to war. He doesn’t speak for my daughter and a generation of young women who want to […]

Healing from Trauma

Anyone who has endured the trauma of rape will want to listen to Sheila’s conversation with Danielle DeLaney, a crisis interventionist who uses her personal experience of victimization to help others learn resilience in the face of the greatest trauma. Find Danielle at www.DanielleDeLaneyCounseling.Com

Please Vote!

@SealPress was just informed that ‘All the Things We Never Knew, Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness’ is an #IndieFab Finalist for Book of the year. We could use your support. Please click on the link below and vote! Vote for @SheilaHamilton & #AllTheThingsWeNeverKnew: leave a comment with #INDIEFABFAVE: https://t.co/04StNJyKlP pic.twitter.com/YwytAyrB1y — Seal Press (@SealPress) […]

Late Night Action Interview

Sheila Hamilton from Portland’s KINK.fm talks about her book All The Things We Never Knew, mental health, and romance on Late Night Action w/ Alex Falcone. More: http://latenightaction.com

I want to challenge you to answer honestly

An excerpt from Sheila’s article published on Huffington Post: I want to challenge you to answer honestly when I say these two words: Mentally ill. What was the image you created in your mind? Was it a homeless person shuffling down the street? Was it a person in a straitjacket? Someone rocking back and forth? Continue […]

Think Out Loud Interview

Just in case you missed the Think Out Loud interview, here you go! Portland reporter Sheila Hamilton didn’t know her husband was suffering from bipolar disorder until too late.

My name is Tony and I’m living well with Depression.

If more people shared their stories of illness and eventual recovery, it would have a profound effect on those who are suffering in silence. I recently posted a request on the Huffington post asking for stories of recovery. I heard from a psychologist who refused to recognize his own depression, even as he treated other […]