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Lynn Nanos Guest Post: Revolving Door of the Mental Health System

Thank you, Lynn Nanos, LICSW, author of Breakdown: A Clinician's Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry, for this guest post. "When hospitals release seriously mentally ill patients too soon without outpatient [...]

Review: Birth of a New Brain #PostPartumBipolar

Dyane Harwood thrilled me when she sent me an advance copy of her memoir, Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder. (I pre-ordered it and was anxiously awaiting it’s October [...]

Flight Back Home

Friday, July 15th Last Saturday, the day after we returned from Oregon, my mother was psychiatrically hospitalized for the third time since her stroke last November. Yesterday morning, I met with the treatment team [...]

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 [...]

I've Got This… Really, I Do

Since my mother refused post-stroke treatment, behavior I could not control, I've been really busy. Bordering on mildly hypomanic at times, yet surprisingly stable given all the stress I'm under, I gained a [...]

Time for Geriatric Psychiatric Hospitalization

Tuesday I took my mother from her stroke rehab to the hospital for a swallow test. When we returned to her stroke rehab afterwards, she refused to get out of my car. She [...]

Why I Keep Away from Madness, Dyane Leshin-Harwod #MarchMadness

I love this post written by my dear friend Dyane Leshin-Harwood of Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder for STIGMAMA.com. She eloquently and powerfully explains how she takes care of herself, how she pays [...]

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 [...]