EIC’s Focus on Health and Wellness (and Care?)

The Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) initiatives were Encore!s before Encore! were Encores! Founded in 1983, EIC’s mission is to: [Encourage] the entertainment industry to more effectively address and accurately depict major health and social issues. [Serve] as a bridge for information between the entertainment industry and public policy members. [Be] instrumental in affecting social change through providing educational materials,… Continue reading EIC’s Focus on Health and Wellness (and Care?)

MDMA Video 2.0 Needs a Public Health Remix

Music festivals are a wonderful way to enjoy great music with friends and community, especially outdoors when the weather is great. They can also be an opportunity for people to try to enhance their experience with drugs and/or alcohol. One festival’s tragic experience motivated a great response…that could be even better with some public health… Continue reading MDMA Video 2.0 Needs a Public Health Remix

In the Aftermath of Robin’s William’s Life and Death

I am old enough to remember Robin Williams’ signature roles and his signature comedic style.  I enjoyed Mork & Mindy, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Morning Vietnam, Aladdin, Good Will Hunting…and more of his work…contributions to our life and culture. It saddens me to think about him, and anyone, losing the battle against a mental illness, addiction… Continue reading In the Aftermath of Robin’s William’s Life and Death

Follow Up Friday: ‘Breaking Bad’ Fan-Woman Moment

As I mentioned  in “Breaking Bad on Mental Health and Substance Abuse,” I was late to this bandwagon. I am SO glad that I caught up with it before the show stopped rolling. I watched last Sunday’s Breaking Bad series finale (on AMC) with the usual tension and ended completely satisfied. And, since some folks may… Continue reading Follow Up Friday: ‘Breaking Bad’ Fan-Woman Moment

‘Breaking Bad’ on Mental Health and Substance Abuse

I have to admit that I am late to the Breaking Bad bandwagon. A friend recommended the AMC television series to me last summer. (Thanks, Xian!) I watched episodes for Season 1-4 back-to-back to catch up, which is one my tests of the quality of a show, i.e., that is motivates me to watch episodes back-to-back to… Continue reading ‘Breaking Bad’ on Mental Health and Substance Abuse