Tag Archives: mental health

Black Celebrities who have a Mental Illness

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH The list of black celebrities is endless.  These courageous people have paved the way for so many others to become singers, doctors, lawyers, athletes, politicians, teachers, scientists, and more. What you might not have considered … Continue reading

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The Presidential Candidates Need to Talk about Mental Health

It does not matter if you have already picked out your candidate, if you are a Republican or a Democrat, or what issues that are being debated that matter most to you.  However, if you are a mental health advocate, … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder and Self-Control

I am not sure if it is characteristic of other people with bipolar disorder, but I tend have  OCD tendencies.  I am not using that word loosely because I know that it bothers people (including myself)  when words like adhd, … Continue reading

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Virginia Shooting: Mental Illness vs Gun Violence

Every time there is a mass shooting, I just wait for the media to tell us that the person was mentally ill and that is why they did it.  It saddens me that the media oftentimes does not mention that … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Interview with Author Michelle May Krack

Michelle May Krack is the author of “Michelle May Crack”  She also has a Facebook page and Twitter account. 1. How long has it been since your diagnosis?25 years ago, age 31, I was married 12 years and my children … Continue reading

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Positive Things Can Come From Amanda Bynes’s Extended Hospital Stay

When I read an article by ABC News that Amanda would be required to stay at the psychiatric hospital for another two weeks, I was relieved and am really hoping that good things can come from this. I wrote a blog … Continue reading

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Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week: Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the first full week of October, NAMI and participants across the country are bringing awareness to mental illness. Each year we … Continue reading

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Thank an Advocate Challenge

I am the founder of Mental Health Advocates United and Advocates for People with Mental Illnesses. Yesterday, I challenged both my group and followers of my page to thank a mental health advocate.  As the day continued, the idea developed … Continue reading

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30 Mental Health Quotes that Inspire Part 8

Before you quit because the road seems too long, turn around and look how far you’ve come. Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. When your self worth goes up, … Continue reading

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Facts and Information for Mental Health Month

In addition to managing Bipolar Bandit’s Facebook page, I also am an administrator for the FB  page Mental Health Advocates United. I designed these facts for that page and thought I would share them here too.

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