Introducing Coming Out CrazyI’m pleased to introduce Coming Out Crazy with Sandy Naiman. With years of journalistic experience and mental health advocacy, this former Toronto Sun blogger will engage us passionately in an ongoing dialogue on mental health issues from her perspective.

Sandy has lived with serious mental health issues since her adolescence, and began writing and speaking about it in 1998. She was on the staff of The Toronto Sun for more than 30 years, and in April 2008, was contacted by The Toronto Star to blog for their site.  Sandy has been blogging on their site, Healthzone.ca, for the past two years about mental health issues and advocacy. She speaks regularly at conferences on these same topics, and is well known as an engaging storyteller as she weaves her personal tales into the research of mental health policy.

Recently, Sandy’s blog at The Star was discontinued, and Sandy scrambled to publish the blog on her own site. Based upon my own enjoyment of following her blog and colleagues’ recommendations, we invited Sandy to come join us to blog on Psych Central. She puts a very human face on mental health advocacy and does it in a way that is engaging and thoughtful.

The Toronto Star’s loss is our gain, and we are pleased and honored to host her blog, Coming Out Crazy here on Psych Central. Please head on over to Sandy’s blog to give her a warm welcome!!