Information Distancing

Posted March 27th, 2020

I don’t know about you, but my mental health is feeling particularly fragile right now. I’m nervous, anxious, worried, sad, mad, and at the same time realistic, hopeful and future-oriented. This is a hard space to navigate. Add in the all-out assault of information (and disinformation) on the news and social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) […]

Bob Riter

Cancer Survivors Can Help the Newly Diagnosed

Posted August 3rd, 2017

When friends I haven’t heard from for many years suddenly call me, I wait for them to say, “Bob, I just got diagnosed with cancer.” This is not unique to me. People who have had cancer are often asked for advice by those who are newly diagnosed. Similar conversations take place in cancer support groups. […]