Many of us in the mental illness community can trace our “story” from the very beginnings, and many stories start when we were teenagers. In my own experience when I … Continue reading Taylor’s Interview Feature
I can trace Bipolar disorder in my family in at least three generations on my family tree. It’s interesting looking at my own tree, it feels like walking through … Continue reading Does Bipolar Disorder Run in Families?
Yesterday I met with my new counselor and she thinks along with me that I may have an underlying anxiety disorder that has been missed by a number of psychiatrists … Continue reading Yesterday
The other day I found out that my counselor had to quit her job and her last day is the 20th. she had decided to move on from her job … Continue reading The past week
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
I wanted to share a chapter from the first draft of my memoir. I have written about insomnia before but this is an extended version of what it is like … Continue reading My Insomniac Life
As human beings, regardless of our backgrounds, we’ve become conditioned to evaluate our success in life based on the monetary value of our material possessions. The impact of this trending … Continue reading The Long Road to Betterment
The Journey to Recovery Recovery. It’s where each of us in the mental illness community strives to reach in our lives. It can feel impossible at times because with a … Continue reading Eve’s Interview Feature
Hi. My name’s Chelsea and I’m writing to you from the safety of my computer. It’s not just safe for me, though. It’s safe for you, too. And you over … Continue reading Come Back
I learned from another blogger that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. I think many of us with mental health concerns find the stigma around it to be truly terrifying. … Continue reading The First and Last of the Dark Days
I have suffered from depression on and off for much of my life. Some episodes have been worse than others. But with each one, in time they passed. While I … Continue reading My Friend is Depressed: What Do I Do?