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Diagnosing Bipolar II #DavidLeite #NotesOnABanana

Quoted excellent psychiatric diagnostic interview for bipolar II from Chapter 33 of David Leite's Notes on a Banana - a Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression.

Rejected

Just got rejected by an online psychotherapist using LiveHealthOnline. Ouch. Slap in face. No doubt because of my bipolar diagnosis. I understand that online therapy is not always appropriate. The therapist in question [...]

Featured Blogger: Kitt O’Malley – Art by Rob Goldstein

Thank you, Robert Goldstein, for featuring me on Art by Rob Goldstein as his November featured blogger. The original interview is posted at: robertmgoldstein.com/2016/11/06/featured-blogger-kitt-omalley/. Here I reprint it. This month’s featured blogger is writer and [...]

NAMIWalks, Conferences, and Fatigue

This summer I've been recuperating from caring for my parents, going to the BlogHer16 women's blogging conference, and training for NAMI In Our Own Voice. This upcoming weekend, I'm attending the Southern California Writers' Conference, [...]

In My Own Voice

The weekend after I attended BlogHer16, my local NAMI Orange County office hosted an In Our Own Voice (IOOV) training. In Our Own Voice (IOOV) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqXC7zuASBA Hi, I’m Kitt O’Malley Mother of a teen [...]

Please Support Me – #NAMIOCWalker – Thanks!

Please support me and team STIGMA SMASHERS as we walk 5K for NAMIWalks Orange County 2016. NAMI Orange County has been instrumental in my mental health recovery. NAMI Peer-to-Peer introduced me to the concept of [...]

Folie à Deux

I Am My Mother Caveat: Please understand that delusional thought processes are SYMPTOMS of mental illness. I feel compassion, even as I feel pain and anger as someone negatively affected by parental delusional [...]