The greatest of these is love…
Karren of mommahood295.wordpress.com beautifully states the thoughts and experience of those of us living with mental illness when we choose to become parents.
You’ve Got This!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxAoS6gGDzA&feature=youtu.be Healthline launched a video campaign called "You've Got This" where we who live with bipolar disorder can make a short video offering hope and inspiration to those recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Check out videos [...]
Am I Bipolar or Do I Have Bipolar?
Do I have bipolar disorder or am I bipolar? I know many in the mental health community feel strongly about the meaning of this linguistic distinction. Can I honestly claim that I am not defined by [...]
Shout Out to MHA
Thanks MHA of OC Forgot to mention and thank Mental Health Association of Orange County (MHAOC) the organization partnering with and hosting NAMI's Peer-to-Peer course. Value and Philosophy of MHAOC The Mental [...]
Women, Stigma, and Mental Illness
Kitt fights stigma even as she stands beneath a fig tree in her back yard Why is it that we as a society seem to accept depression in women more readily [...]
Success Over Stigma: Living a Successful Life with Bipolar – black dog pie: a magazine on depression and bipolar
Love this quote: "the reason you don’t actually cross the road when you see your BPD neighbour is that….. you have no idea she has it" BY GENE FOR BLACK DOG PIE · JULY 8, [...]
Motherhood While Depressed and Bipolar
Since I was eighteen-years-old, I suffered from symptoms of moderate to severe chronic depression. Until I was thirty, I coped with chronic depression using psychotherapy. When I suffered a severe breakdown at thirty, I [...]
To join a NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Peer-to-Peer group, or not to join a NAMI Peer-to-Peer group? That is the question. If I am to volunteer for NAMI, I must first [...]
To Blog or Not to Blog
Last week as I started interviewing for part-time positions, I considered taking down my blog, worried that I would be found out and that prospective employers would avoid hiring me, fearing the worse. [...]