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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 [...]

NAMIWalks Support Free Mental Health Programs

  As you may already know, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has played an essential part in my mental health recovery. Thanks to their programs, I live a full meaningful life [...]

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   [...]

What I’ve Done Recently

Frustrated, Defeated and Hypomanic The weekend before last, I was frustrated, overwhelmed, feeling defeated, and mildly hypomanic. I felt like a failure as a mother, for I hadn’t been able to get my [...]

Irritable. Hypomanic. Parenting Fail.

Trying to keep hypomania at bay. NAMI training this weekend. IBPF panel next Tuesday. Frustrated with parenting newly adult son with social anxiety and migraines.

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 [...]

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 [...]