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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 [...]

Next Tuesday: International #Bipolar Foundation Panel

Next Tuesday I’ll be on IBPF’s Women’s Mental Health Panel International Bipolar Foundation Women’s Mental Health Panel July 31, 2018 at 6PM Mission Valley Library 2123 Fenton Parkway San Diego, CA 92108 [...]

If the National Suicide Hotline puts you on hold, where else can you call?

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 [...]

Health Care System Fails Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED)

The Way Forward: Federal Action for a System That Works for All People Living With SMI and SED and Their Families and Caregivers The Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) has released [...]

New Year's Resolutions

Love more Worry less Exercise more Eat better Laugh more Stay stable Finish my memoir

Veterans Day and Mental Health

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 [...]

Please Support Me #NAMIWalks #JoinTheMovement

  Please support me as I raise money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI Orange County has been instrumental in my mental health recovery. Help Me Support NAMI NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer [...]

Barely Fiction: Kate.1

Her true and legal name is Kitt Kathleen O’Malley. She loves her name and is grateful her parents came up with it -- a great stage name if there ever was one. Her [...]

Book Reviews: fAdE tO bLuE and mOnOchrOme

fAdE tO bLuE by H.M. Jones fAdE tO bLuE is H.M. Jones' prequel to mOnOchrOme. Those of us who read Monochrome met the fascinating character Ishmael. This prequel gives us Ishmael's back story and explains more about how [...]

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