Saturday, March 11, 2023


I was very blessed to be able to study the violin and viola growing up.  It was a huge part of my childhood.  Not only did I learn to play, but I learned to love music.

Throughout my illness, listening to and creating music have been huge coping strategies.  My mental health peers have also talked about how music helps them cope.

Are you listening to music right now?

Mark Hanley

This blog provides general information and discussions about health and related subjects. The information and other content provided in this blog, website or in any linked materials are not intended and should not be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This blog does not constitute the practice of any medical, nursing or other professional health care advice, diagnosis or treatment. We cannot diagnose conditions, provide second opinions or make specific treatment recommendations through this blog or website.

If you or any other person has a medical concern, you should consult with your health care provider or seek other professional medical treatment immediately. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something that you have read on this blog, website or in any linked materials. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or call for emergency medical help on the nearest telephone immediately.

1 comment:

  1. This post just reminded me to turn on some good music. Thanks!


DBT and Game Plans

Another helpful Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skill is planning.  If there is a stressful event, it might help to come up with a “game ...