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 [...]
Please support me as I raise money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI Orange County has been instrumental in my mental health recovery. Help Me Support NAMI NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer [...]
Her true and legal name is Kitt Kathleen O’Malley. She loves her name and is grateful her parents came up with it -- a great stage name if there ever was one. Her [...]
fAdE tO bLuE by H.M. Jones fAdE tO bLuE is H.M. Jones' prequel to mOnOchrOme. Those of us who read Monochrome met the fascinating character Ishmael. This prequel gives us Ishmael's back story and explains more about how [...]
Quoted excellent psychiatric diagnostic interview for bipolar II from Chapter 33 of David Leite's Notes on a Banana - a Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression.
Assuming that my therapist, Brynne Lum, LMFT, was not available (she's very popular), I called my psychiatrist to see if he was available. He was! Yay! Alex Michelson, MD saw me, listened to [...]
Just got rejected by an online psychotherapist using LiveHealthOnline. Ouch. Slap in face. No doubt because of my bipolar diagnosis. I understand that online therapy is not always appropriate. The therapist in question [...]
Eli Pacheco, Coach Daddy, interviewed me for his #AtoZchallenge, G is for #GirlsRock post. Thank you, Eli! Eli rocks, too.
I spend way too much emotional and physical energy toward the care of others, aside from myself. Why do I care so much, too much? No doubt due to my upbringing, to my relationship to [...]