"Emotional healing comes in intimate form--the acknowledgment of another's suffering and the willingness and ability to get down and dirty with that person and say, 'I get it.'"
"Fear of being treated differently by leaders, worry that military careers will be compromised, and distrust of providers are key reasons service members avoid mental health assistance."
"The fear factor--heart disease as a certain death sentence--is a thing of the past, or should be. Even for people, like my father, whose disease is genetic, much can be done to manage it."
"Those of us with another 10 or 20 good years of youthful pretension about us should find comfort in knowing that old age doesn't mean an end to what should be one of life's great pleasures."
"There is a hip righteousness associated with flipping the bird at a driver who cuts you off. At the same time, we wring our hands in fear that anger is corroding civil society."
"When the state took over Paterson, School #2 was declared one of New Jersey's worst. Though a dubious distinction, it freed Liptak to recast the school with outside help."
"Normal rules did not apply to Nate. Tara spent most days on the floor of her home holding him as tightly as she could and rocking him for hours at a time while he was 'climbing out of his skin.'”
"In the months before the murder-suicide, Harvey saw Z crumbling around him. He had devoted an obsessive eight years to the channel and had drawn his identity and celebrity from it."
“I think we can work together. You’ll see I’m really not such a monster,” Friedan told the author.
'"This is key: I absolutely experienced dying," he says. "My last thoughts were, 'I'm gonna die. On this shitty piece of ground. I don't fucking believe it!"'
"Make sure your child snoozes soundly each night. About 70 to 80 percent of growth hormone is secreted during sleep."