My son struggles with multiple health issues: migraines, cyclic vomiting, weak immune system, allergies, eczema, depression, and anxiety. The newly defined spectrum syndrome ALPIM (Anxiety-Laxity-Pain-Immune-Mood) describes his constellation of symptoms, but does not [...]
So Thursday I did a lot. Much more than I would usually do. Much more outside our home. Off the couch. In the community. Among colleagues and friends. What did I do, you [...]
Yesterday I was volunteering at my local mental health nonprofit, which shall remain unnamed for now (okay, it was NAMI Orange County). I learned that one of their staff members recently gave their [...]
Sam Dylan Finch's love letter is beautiful, powerful, honest, and full of love, understanding and wisdom.
Living with mental illness while parenting a child with chronic health issues is a balancing act. When my son was very young, I tried working as well, and ended up hospitalized. I could [...]
Beautiful Tree Manipulated to Look Agitated and Hypomanic Spring triggers hypomania and agitation in me. As many of my readers already know, one spring over twenty years ago, tricyclic antidepressant misuse, [...]
Outside a cacophony of birds outside loudly pronounce that they have important work to do, nests to build, eggs to lay, offspring to bring into the world. Spring has sprung. The sun is [...]
Video about #MentalIllness and #Inequality reposted from the blog of Bipolar, Unemployed, and Lost (bipolarunemployedlost.com) for #BlogActionDay.
Mission Hospital Laguna Beach ~ my 2005 "Alma Mater" as South Coast Medical Center This morning I interviewed with Mental Heath Association of Orange County to be a volunteer Hearing Advocate representing [...]
As a child I wanted to be a doctor To cure people of disease As a teen I wanted to be a neurosurgeon To fix brains with a scalpel As a young woman [...]