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Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe people with mental illness who have coexisting problems with drugs and/or alcohol.

Friday Was Tough

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V4YKeq88Qg&w=560&h=315] Note I've received feedback that my delivery in this video is too clinical and offputting. Forgive me. I'm trained as a psychotherapist. No doubt I use my training and jargon not just [...]

Bipolar Network News

Today I quote the fabulous Bipolar Network News, 6th issue, 2014. The Bipolar Network News keeps track of the latest research on bipolar disorder and its treatment and summarizes it for you. How awesome is that?! [...]

Review: An American’s Resurrection

An American's Resurrection: My Pilgrimage from Child Abuse and Mental Illness to Salvation by Eric C Arauz My rating: 5 of 5 stars On November 9, 2014, I had the pleasure of hearing [...]

Holiday Drinking Triggers Me

Originally posted on STIGMAMA.com at Holiday Drinking Triggers Me, by Kitt O'Malley. Holidays I find unsettling. Not only are the days far too short, but visiting family can destabilize me and trigger bipolar symptoms. [...]

IBPF Consumer Track Meeting

Yesterday I attended the IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation) Annual West Coast Meeting - Consumer Track. The one-day consumer track meeting covered quite a bit which I outline here, providing links to more information. [...]