I am saddened by the two celebrities, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, that died by suicide last week. However, I am glad it has increased the discussion about mental illness … Continue reading We Need to Talk About ALL Deaths by Suicide—Not Just When Celebrities Die by Suicide
On a news report after the suicide of Kate Spade her friend said, “The Kate I knew always had a smile on her face.” A smile can be an illusion. … Continue reading What’s Behind a Smile?
It has been a little shy of two weeks since beginning my mood stabilizer. To add this and wean off of Buspirone has been nothing short of the rollercoaster I … Continue reading Stabilizing
I am glad to share with you today, 5 more helps for enduring severe depression. These are things I learned during my deepest and darkest depression–the hardest thing I’ve had … Continue reading Depression Survival Tools and Tricks, Part II
Even to those of us who don’t live with a mental illness, it’s no secret that the history of mental health is extremely complex and somewhat tragic. While it’s true … Continue reading Escaping the Stigma
With all the illnesses in the world to pick from I had to get mental illness. I had to get the only kind of illness that condemns you and destroys … Continue reading Shhh… That is Stigma
I have been genuinely overwhelmed by the mental health community this month in the right way. The outpour of people willing to share a piece of their own writing that … Continue reading Contributor Writer’s for The Bipolar Writer Blog
Many people have a skewed perception of what mental illness is. This skewed perception comes from people making generalized and uneducated statements about mental illness. Negative terms are used to describe or … Continue reading Stigma – A Skewed Perception
Guest Blog Posts for Mental Health Awareness Month I know its the 11th of March and I should have done this sooner, but I wanted to open up some guest … Continue reading Guest Posts on The Bipolar Writer Blog
A Conversation About the Mental Illness Stigma I wanted to open this blog post with this, the stigma surrounding mental illness is real. I see it every day. It is … Continue reading Will the Mental Illness Stigma Ever end?
I keep thinking of ways to explore and expand my blog. I am writing an interview feature this week, but I wonder what is next? My memoir is getting so … Continue reading What’s Next for The Bipolar Writer?
I have bipolar disorder. A mental illness one in the same. The kind of illness that some still whisper its name. Diagnosed with mental illness you are blamed, biased and … Continue reading No More Blame, Bias or Shame