Love, Marriage & Mental Illness

There's hope. You can find and nurture love when living with mental illness. Been married 22 years today. Started dating 25 years ago. Some of us living with mental illness can and do [...]

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 [...]

Hypomanic: Something Had to Break

Struggling with symptoms of hypomania

Michael Pipich Guest Post: Are You Just Depressed or Is It the Onset of Bipolar Disorder?

This guest post hits close to home. For twenty-one years, from ages eighteen to thirty-nine, I was diagnosed with chronic depression (dysthymia). I'd tell doctors that I was at least cyclothymic, for I 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.

Next Tuesday: International #Bipolar Foundation Panel

Next Tuesday I’ll be on IBPF’s Women’s Mental Health Panel International Bipolar Foundation Women’s Mental Health Panel July 31, 2018 at 6PM Mission Valley Library 2123 Fenton Parkway San Diego, CA 92108 [...]

How I've Been Grieving Lately

My sister and me kayaking at Suttle Lake, OR Before my father passed away, I planned to attend the Sunriver Writers' Summit. Unfortunately, the summit followed only a month after his [...]