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I Spoke in Public!

Thank you, Lianne Sauvage, for inviting me to share my mental health journey at Belmont High School's Mental Health Assembly! For my speech, I adapted content from My Bipolar Thoughts, my memoir work-in-progress. [...]

Writing My Book and Speaking Out Loud

This morning

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 [...]

Next Tuesday: International #Bipolar Foundation Panel

Next Tuesday I’ll be on IBPF’s Women’s Mental Health Panel International Bipolar Foundation Women’s Mental Health Panel July 31, 2018 at 6PM Mission Valley Library 2123 Fenton Parkway San Diego, CA 92108 [...]

If the National Suicide Hotline puts you on hold, where else can you call?

Just updated my Mental Health Resources page, incorporating these crisis lines. Thank you, Hufsa Ahmad, for this excellent list of crisis hotlines. Crisis Lines National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Press 1, Veterans Crisis [...]

Health Care System Fails Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED)

The Way Forward: Federal Action for a System That Works for All People Living With SMI and SED and Their Families and Caregivers The Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) has released [...]

New Year's Resolutions

Love more Worry less Exercise more Eat better Laugh more Stay stable Finish my memoir

Veterans Day and Mental Health

Read Mark C. Russell's November 9th editorial published in The Seattle Times entitled, On this Veterans Day, where is the outrage over mental-health crisis? Russell concludes with this call to action: Honor our veterans this [...]