Monthly Archives: July 2018

I have a Mental Illness, but I am not a Mistake

I watched “Won’t you be my Neighbor” about Mr. Rogers last night.  One message he put across to kids via a puppet is that they are not a mistake.  Although, he did not bring up mental illness, I see how … Continue reading

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The Frustrations of a Mental Health Advocate

No one would say that they don’t care about the mentally ill, I don’t think.  However, it has been proven over and over again that many don’t care at all.  I am not going to go through the proof because … Continue reading

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Start talking about suicide and mental illness ALL THE TIME!

The news recently revolved around suicides of famous people and when a celebrity comes out or there is a mass shooting, some light is shed on mental illness. However, the important talk about a national epidemic fades quickly and this … Continue reading

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Mania or Depression: Will I stay in the light this time?

My life has been a roller coaster since I was 13.   There have been times when medications have worked and I have been stable, but these don’t last very long.  Now, the problem is I think I might be medication … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Nicole Allen: Living with Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

Living with Bipolar Disorder and Addiction As a kid, he was creative, energetic, and outgoing. As a teen, he got introduced to alcohol and cocaine. As an adult, he moved to Los Angeles to begin work as a writer. Out West, he … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder: Feeling Hopeless? Don’t give up!

Having bipolar disorder can feel like you are in a deep hole and can’t get out when you are depressed and suicide enters your mind.   When you are manic, it can feel like you are on the top of the … Continue reading

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