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Interview with Triad Arts Weekend on 88.5 WFDD

"This week on the show, Iranian-American attorney, writer, and activist Melody Moezzi shares her book Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life, with Associate Producer Bethany Chafin. It’s been called '...blistering, brash and irreverent' by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, '...bold and courageous...' by Kirkus Reviews, and '...whipsmart but whimsical' by The Boston Globe”. Bethany Chafin finds out why and you get to come along for the ride. (Click to listen.)

Iranian Alliances Across Borders: Dialogue with Melody Moezzi

"The energized campers then attended... a Skype call with Melody Moezzi, an activist, lawyer, and the author of Haldol and Hyacinths. A thoughtful and eye-opening Q&A followed before campers praised Moezzi with a well-deserved standing ovation. Campers left with a sense of understanding and awareness about mental health in the Iranian community." - Dina Ajalli (Click to continue.)

Upcoming Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Twitter Chat & Webinar

In honor of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, I'll be moderating a Twitter Chat -- Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11am - 12pm ET. Follow @NNED_net, @MHSMChat and me (@MelodyMoezzi) to join in the discussion! We're using the hashtag #MinorityMentalHealth 

I'll also be speaking at the 2014 National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Celebration Webinar -- Thursday, July 10, 2014 3pm - 4pm ET. Others on the panel include Arthur C.

Why is Texas GOP Backing Conversion Therapy?

Apparently working under the impression that they understand the science of sexuality better than the World Health Organization or the American Medical or Psychological or Psychiatric associations, Texas Republicans made a bold statement last weekend. (Click to continue reading.)

Stop Misappropriating Tragedy

Why? It's the first thing people want to know when tragedy strikes. Why us? Why here? Why now? Why this? But when lives are lost, no answer can ever suffice. Still, we ask, buoyed by hope and reason, in an effort to do that which has proven nearly impossible for the human race: learn from history. Click here to continue reading

4 Tips From an Ethnically Ambiguous Stranger

I'm used to people asking me where I'm from. Sometimes it's other brown people wanting to know if we share a heritage, and sometimes it's white people wanting to know...well, I'm not sure what. (Click to continue.)

Disability Intersections: A Conversation with Melody Moezzi

We cannot talk about mental health without talking about prisons. Never mind the fact that the U.S. prison population is the largest in the world; they [prisons] are also the largest mental institutions in the U.S. (Click to continue.)