A Letter To The World From A Girl With Bipolar

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love As someone living with bipolar I want to share a letter I wrote to the world. Included is a piece of artwork by one of the most well-known artists of modern-day, Donna Adi.  Dear World, My name is Hannah. I am…

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30 Creative Writing Prompts for People Living With Mental Illness

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love I. I believe writing is one of the best ways to express yourself, especially when you live with mental illness. However, it’s hard to know where to start, which is why I have written creative prompts crafted for those of you…

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5 Ted Talks That Will Change the Way You View Mental Illness and Suicide

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love When you live with a mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, or schizophrenia, one of the biggest challenges is living in a society that struggles to comprehend your condition. This is why public speaking platforms such as TED are…

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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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