Gone with the Wind, Lost in Her Mind: Vivien Leigh and Her Life with Bipolar

Vivien Leigh was a British actress whose charm, ambition and sophistication captured the attention of all those who met her. She is considered to be one of the best actresses … Continue reading Gone with the Wind, Lost in Her Mind: Vivien Leigh and Her Life with Bipolar

An Interview with Advocate and Author Of, “Mental Illness Is An A**hole.”

Within minutes of meeting advocate and author Gabe Howard, I was wearing a huge smile. The way he approaches his life with bipolar disorder and mental health is unique to … Continue reading An Interview with Advocate and Author Of, “Mental Illness Is An A**hole.”

Why Netflix’s ‘The Bird Box’ Severely Increases the Stigma of Mental Illness

I was so excited to watch Netflix’s new original series, “The Bird Box” with Sandra Bullock. The premise surrounds the idea that a mysterious force begins to destroy humanity–if you … Continue reading Why Netflix’s ‘The Bird Box’ Severely Increases the Stigma of Mental Illness

Top 10 Mental Health Goals for the New Year

We are entering 2019 and it’s good to start thinking about some of the goals we want to accomplish this coming year. Here are the top 10 mental health goals … Continue reading Top 10 Mental Health Goals for the New Year

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 … Continue reading Life with Mental Illness: A Story of Acceptance

12 Quotes for People Who Feel Extreme Empathy

Those of us who experience extreme empathy can feel misunderstood at times. Our sensitivity to the feelings, thoughts, and emotions of others can be both beautiful and consuming. It’s important … Continue reading 12 Quotes for People Who Feel Extreme Empathy

7 Famous Writers Who Lived with Mental Illness

The ability to feel emotions so deeply was both a curse and gift to many of the greatest writers throughout history. They used writing to express themselves which is why … Continue reading 7 Famous Writers Who Lived with Mental Illness

5 Things Every Person with a Mental Illness Needs to Hear

If you are open about your diagnosis of mental illness, most likely you are faced with more negative feedback than positive. We are labeled as damaged goods. When I was … Continue reading 5 Things Every Person with a Mental Illness Needs to Hear

12 Questions Answered About Mental Health Blogging

Many of the questions I receive are about my job as a mental health blogger. It excites me to have people reaching out for advice. I hope to see many … Continue reading 12 Questions Answered About Mental Health Blogging

Life with Mental Illness: Why Do We Accept Being Loved in Halves?

One of my favorite writers, April Green, wrote a short poem that really spoke to me. And the moon looked down at her and said: ‘you are too full of … Continue reading Life with Mental Illness: Why Do We Accept Being Loved in Halves?

Wisdo: An App for People Living with Mental Illness to Connect with One Another

Stigma prevents those of us living with a mental illness from connecting with others who can relate to the challenges we face on a daily basis. Peer to peer communication is … Continue reading Wisdo: An App for People Living with Mental Illness to Connect with One Another