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. [...]

2019-08-13T16:31:42+00:00May 26th, 2019|26 Comments

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 [...]

2019-04-09T13:05:38+00:00April 9th, 2019|8 Comments

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 [...]

2016-06-04T15:24:29+00:00June 4th, 2016|36 Comments

About Me and This Blog

Blogging can affect both personal and social change. I started blogging because the thoughts and words in my mind simply had to get out. I hope this blog offers support, educates, and fights [...]

2016-01-30T21:24:19+00:00January 30th, 2016|40 Comments

Meaning and Mental Illness

I wrote this post for Lisa Bortolotti's project Imperfect Cognitions: Blog on delusional beliefs, distorted memories, confabulatory explanations, and implicit biases. The blog was founded by Lisa Bortolotti in May 2013, after receiving [...]

2015-12-28T13:56:19+00:00December 28th, 2015|19 Comments

Words Fly

I remember when I couldn't hold the letters of a word together long enough to make sense of them. They flew off in all directions or got all jumbled up. I simply could [...]

2015-08-08T13:02:38+00:00August 8th, 2015|27 Comments

Podcast Preview

Yesterday I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Adam Lennon of SeaTread Studios. Adam, like me, lives with bipolar disorder. In April of 2014, Adam had a severe manic episode after taking medication [...]

2015-08-01T14:00:19+00:00August 1st, 2015|15 Comments