Category Archives: mental health awareness

Memorial Day: Remembering ALL Soldiers who have lost their lives!

Today is not just a day to celebrate the first day of summer with our friends and family. It is a day to remember the men and women who have lost their lives fighting for our freedom. Many often think … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Apps for Mental Health by Patrick

The coronavirus crisis is testing a lot of people’s mental health. The following is a list of mental health apps that are free to download and use! Here is a sampling of apps to help boost mental health. A couple … Continue reading

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Being Quarantined as Someone who has Bipolar Disorder

For most, being quarantined, it is an awful thing and people can’t wait to get back to their “normal” lives. For me, life is not that much different. Because of my depression, I stay at home and only leave the … Continue reading

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Mental Health Advice during this time of COVID-19

This time of this pandemic there are  many people who are feeling depressed, anxious, fearful, angry, traumatized, etc.  They are already seeing an uptick in cases of these and it is predicted it is only going to get worse. There … Continue reading

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The Frustrations of Being a Mental Health Advocate

I recently posted on my FB page this and I truly believe it. It feels like an uphill battle. I have so many good things to offer if I could just get ONE person with influence to hear me.   I … Continue reading

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Dear Parkland Students,

   Pictures Source I have heard your frustrations about the politicians not listening to you in regards to gun control.  I am not going to get into how I feel about gun control.  What I do want to talk about … Continue reading

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Interview with the Author of Bipolar Disorder, My Biggest Competitor: An Olympian’s Journey with Mental Illness

Amy Gamble is a Mental Health Speaker, Coach & Advocate. Olympian and Bipolar survivor. Find out more about her and her cause and fight at amygamble.com. Amy Gamble is the Executive Director of NAMI Greater Wheeling.  She’s been speaking for the past … Continue reading

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Guest Post: 9 Myths about Bipolar Disorder by Kristy

About Kristy Every time someone casually says something like “Oh I’m so bipolar today” I cringe a little inside. Not because I’m offended, but because I know that so many people have no idea about the reality of bipolar disorder. … Continue reading

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Author, Speaker, Advocate: Natasha Tracy Explained

Natasha Tracy, author of “Lost Marbles: Insights into My Life with Depression & Bipolar” talks about some things you might not know about her. For example, her thoughts on whether there will be a cure for bipolar disorder in her … Continue reading

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Using Mania: Don’t Freak Out

I had a psychiatrist who would tell me I was not manic when I knew I was and my family knew I was.  This was frustrating because I felt like he didn’t believe me and therefore was not helping me. … Continue reading

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