The Shocking Truth About Psychiatrists Treatment of People With Mental Illness

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love Note: Outside of my own name, the names in this post have been changed to respect the individuals who shared this with me. These are real stories. I want to make it clear regarding this post that I know there…

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6 Things Amazons Show 'Modern Love' Got Right When Portraying Bipolar Disorder

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love It was no surprise that my phone was ringing off the hook after Episode 3 of the Amazon Prime Series, Modern Love, came out. I am a woman living with bipolar disorder, and ironically I talk about dating with mental…

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Coming Forward With Bipolar Disorder: An Interview with 'Supergirl' Actress Chyler Leigh

Written by Hannah Blum Chyler Leigh West is an American actress best known for her role as Alex Danvers on CW’s superhero series, Supergirl. She has been acting since childhood making a name for herself in the spotlight. You may recognize her from the comedy, Not Another Teen Movie, or when she played Lexi Grey…

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Life with Mental Illness: A Story of Acceptance

Life with Mental Illness: A Story of Acceptance Guest Post By: The Bipolar Babe  A Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder When I was in elementary school, I noticed that I felt things to a much deeper extent than my peers, which encouraged me to approach my friends about it. When I revealed to a friend that…

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9 Things Mental Illness Has Taught Me About Life

When we are faced with challenges, it’s hard to believe that something positive will come out of these periods of darkness, but there is. Sometimes the most important lessons in life hide in places we would never think to look. These are 9 things mental illness has taught me about life.

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Life with Schizophrenia: A Letter to My Younger Self

Life with Schizophrenia: A Letter to My Younger Self Article By: Greyon Fernandes As my 24th birthday approaches marking the end of my adolescence, I thought I’d reflect on the grimmest but strongest years of my life. Dear 16-year-old Greyon, It hurts me to no end when I realise how young you were when it…

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The Dog Days: What Its like to Live with Schizophrenia

The Dog Days: What Its like to Live with Schizophrenia Article By: Greyon Fernandes Since my diagnosis, people have asked me: ‘What is it like to live with schizophrenia?’. Until this point, I’ve responded in a very clinical manner: ‘I had and still have intrusive thoughts’, ‘My speech gets distorted at times’ – clinically known…

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Beautiful with a Bipolar Mind: An Interview with Author Julie Kraft

One of the best parts of being a mental health advocate is the connections you make to others with a similar passion for life and mental health. I was thrilled when Julie Kraft, author of the incredible book, The Other Side of Me: Memoir Of a Bipolar Mind, agreed to share part of her story with me. She…

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Keeping Faith and Living with Bipolar: An Interview with ‘Bipolar Brave’ Author Katie Dale

This past May, I was fortunate enough to go to a Mental Health Influencer Summitt in sunny San Diego, California. It gave me the opportunity to meet advocates from all over the US. This is where I met Katie Dale, author of the blog, Bipolar Brave: Power, Love & Sound Mind. Katie is beautiful, and her…

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Then & Now: A Story About Friendship and Mental Illness

It was six years ago that I had my first major episode with bipolar disorder while in College.  I was  living with a group of girls who this story is about. In the last month before I withdrew from school, I kept my struggle hidden from others, especially myself.  Two days before I left, my…

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