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About Kitt O'Malley

Bipolar Writer & Mental Health Advocate

Writing My Book and Speaking Out Loud

This morning

Love, Marriage & Mental Illness

There's hope. You can find and nurture love when living with mental illness. Been married 22 years today. Started dating 25 years ago. Some of us living with mental illness can and do [...]

Small Steps

Never too early to learn good oral hygiene (I was probably teething) Progress sometimes comes in small steps. This weekend I walked the dog with my husband, which meant I stepped away from [...]

Who, Me, Dating?

interviewed me about dating and marriage while living with bipolar disorder. Here's how the article starts: At age 30, Kitt O’Malley moved in with her parents after treatment for debilitating depression resulted in psychotic mania [...]

I Will Not Cry Now

To avoid feeling overwhelmed and hold back the tears due to loss, stress and worry, I've started delving into my ancestry online. My therapist reframed what I was doing as focusing, rather than [...]

Lynn Nanos Guest Post: Revolving Door of the Mental Health System

Thank you, Lynn Nanos, LICSW, author of Breakdown: A Clinician's Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry, for this guest post. "When hospitals release seriously mentally ill patients too soon without outpatient [...]