6 Must Watch Ted Talks About Mental Health

There are two things in this world that inspire me: A good glass of Vino and Ted Talk’s on mental health. The following Ted Talk’s helped me come forward about my diagnosis of bipolar 2 disorder. Each Talk is gives you a different outlook on mental illness that is both informing and inspiring.

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The Moment I Realized Mental Illness Is Real

It was the tenth day at the mental health facility, and I sat at across from 5 doctors giving me the same lecture. Doc:  “Hannah, we are not releasing you, until you understand that you have bipolar II disorder and agree to following up with treatment.” Me:  “I do understand. I just want to go…

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8 Bizarre Questions People Have Asked About Living With Bipolar 2

When you are open about your mental health condition, you get asked some interesting questions. In this post I reveal some of the questions I have received that are not only bizarre, but a great reminder of the extreme stigma and ignorance we face in society. 8 Bizarre Question People Have Asked About Living With…

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10 Things You Should Not Say to Someone With a Mental Illness

These are some statements that should probably be avoided when speaking to someone with a mental illness or in a situation that causes them to have feelings of hopelessness.  It is crucial for people to understand that the stigma around mental illness strongly influences our responses to family members or friends struggling.  I am not…

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