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May is Mental Health Month and I’m Hypomanic

You may wonder: "How's Kitt?" Well, a bit high on hypomania, but sleeping well with the help of meds, and titrating off my SSRI (at least during these longer-day seasons which trigger my [...]

It’s A Wrap Podcast with Ron Rapaport

Many thanks to Ron Rapaport for featuring me on his podcast, It's a Wrap with Rap. Ron is a male breast cancer survivor and an advocate for the Male Breast Cancer Coalition. Ron's podcast [...]

In My Own Voice

Back in 2016, after my local NAMI Orange County office hosted an In Our Own Voice (IOOV) training, I recorded these videos on my YouTube channel. In Our Own Voice (IOOV) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqXC7zuASBA   [...]

Ending Bipolar Disorder Stigma with Facts

Guest Post by NewLifeOutlook about Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that has gained notoriety over recent years. Many people recognize the name and may even know someone living with [...]

Bipolar Kicks My Ass

When I met with my psychiatrist yesterday, we discussed my diagnosis. I learned that since I’ve been hospitalized for bipolar symptoms, my diagnosis is type 1, not type 2. Since I've been ramping [...]

I Spoke in Public!

Thank you, Lianne Sauvage, for inviting me to share my mental health journey at Belmont High School's Mental Health Assembly! For my speech, I adapted content from My Bipolar Thoughts, my memoir work-in-progress. [...]

Writing My Book and Speaking Out Loud

This morning

Who, Me, Dating?

interviewed me about dating and marriage while living with bipolar disorder. Here's how the article starts: At age 30, Kitt O’Malley moved in with her parents after treatment for debilitating depression resulted in psychotic mania [...]

I Will Not Cry Now

To avoid feeling overwhelmed and hold back the tears due to loss, stress and worry, I've started delving into my ancestry online. My therapist reframed what I was doing as focusing, rather than [...]