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Guest Post: Living with Someone with a Personality Disorder

Photo: justin-follis-450674.jpg from Unsplash 182 Archive Thank you, Millie Jane, for this guest post. Millie shows compassion for her boyfriend who lives with a personality disorder. Too often those with personality [...]

Folie à Deux

I Am My Mother Caveat: Please understand that delusional thought processes are SYMPTOMS of mental illness. I feel compassion, even as I feel pain and anger as someone negatively affected by parental delusional [...]

Nurturing Bath #1000Speak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhG2gEzKao8 Compassion - Nurturing - 1000VoicesSpeak.org As I desperately reached out in compassion for others this past 10 days, I've neglected myself. I fueled my efforts with hypomanic energy, all the while sick with [...]

Prevent and Treat Childhood Trauma #1000Speak for Compassion

[ted id=2194] Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or [...]

Childhood Trauma of Parental Mental Illness #1000Speak for Compassion

At the beginning of this week, Terezin - a woman who had been horrifically abused by a mother diagnosed with manic depressive psychosis - read my poem Suicide Infanticide and was understandably enraged. My poem described a fleeting [...]

Child Welfare Resources

Updated my Resources page, adding Child Welfare Resources, in preparation for tomorrow's post about compassion and childhood trauma for #1000Speak for Compassion. Child Welfare Resources Prevent Child Abuse America Healthy Families America Child Welfare Information [...]