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Bipolar Kicks My Ass

When I met with my psychiatrist yesterday, we discussed my diagnosis. I learned that since I’ve been hospitalized for bipolar symptoms, my diagnosis is type 1, not type 2. Since I've been ramping [...]

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. [...]

Guest Post: Living with Someone with a Personality Disorder

Photo: justin-follis-450674.jpg from Unsplash 182 Archive Thank you, Millie Jane, for this guest post. Millie shows compassion for her boyfriend who lives with a personality disorder. Too often those with personality [...]

I do not whisper. I ROAR.

Motherhood transformed me. My identity changed. Now it changes again. I have constantly reinvented myself over my lifetime. As a pre-med biochemistry major at UCLA, I was miserable and suicidal. Then I studied part-time [...]

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 [...]