My therapist and I once debated what would be the one thing that could change the human race. Ok, not really but the seriousness of the conversation felt like that. … Continue reading Viagra for Mental Illness
I am a mother who lives with a chronic mental illness. I hate being Bipolar. It's awesome.
Last week I wrote about how SMD mad I was about being classified as something. Ticked off by someone else who would doom me to no WOman’s mental illness land … Continue reading Developing a Diagnosis Dictionary
Today I learnt for the first time in my entire life that I have a Severe Mental Disorder. SMD for short. SMD for those in the know. Because it usually … Continue reading Severely Mis-Diagnosed
I read on an informative source (read Facebook) that people with mental illness are in fact blessed, Gods actually, who have insight to the other world, and receipients / receivers … Continue reading Mental Illness Gods
For a while, I have not been able to write. I was consumed by working to save lives (through amazing organizations), buying beads to make awesome jewelry in the future, … Continue reading Tweenager Teachers
So I am well aware that someone else penned (and owns) the Title: An Inconvenient Truth, and their’s was shocking and thought provoking. Earth shaking, land sliding, terrible tidal waves. … Continue reading An Inconvenient Truth
Mental illness has been shaped as being invisible. The needs of people with mental illness being met has been invisible too. Stop making me invisible. You wouldn’t want it for you.
In my last post I talked about the importance of living in a way that promotes the positive, that celebrates the good, because frankly people / this person with mental … Continue reading Mental Health Matters
My writer’s ink has literally dried up in the last few weeks. At first it was a “I’m too busy” thing, then it was a “people are helping me access … Continue reading A New Kind of Stigma
I have an older brother who is just under a year older than me. My mother always reassuringly tells me how she felt suicidal when she found out she was … Continue reading Voice for the Voices
I’ve read about the mental healthcare systems abroad, some of the “things” that are available (like therapy) and thought a lot about ours. I’m not suggesting that things are rosy … Continue reading The Craziness of Mental Health
4M’s Bipolar Mom explores accessing mental health services in Africa