Recovering from hypomania and fatigue. Need to relax, slow down, and heal.
I've been quiet lately. Out of commission. Taking it easy. This holiday season brings tough firsts. First Thanksgiving since my father died in April. First Christmas coming up. My sister and I plan [...]
Geometry art created with iOrnament app. Grieving, not depressed. No bipolar depression. No depressive thought process. Just grief. Just a deep overwhelming feeling of loss. I miss my father. Miss him deeply and dearly. [...]
This guest post hits close to home. For twenty-one years, from ages eighteen to thirty-nine, I was diagnosed with chronic depression (dysthymia). I'd tell doctors that I was at least cyclothymic, for I my [...]
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 [...]
Sarah Fader on parenting a special needs child with mental health challenges.
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 [...]
Last Friday, I drove my son down to La Jolla (across the street from UC San Diego!) to see pediatric hypnotherapist and pulmonologist, Dr. Ran D. Anbar, MD, FAAP of Center Point Medicine. My son [...]
Photos taken & poem written October 2015. It's that season again... Exhausted Overwhelmed Not thinking clearly Not able to complete sentences Not able to answer direct questions Fumbling with language With [...]
Poem recalling suicide of extended family member and my own suicidality at 18