Signs That Social Media Is Affecting Your Mental Health & What To Do About It

Eight years ago I posted a picture on FaceBook of me laughing in a beautiful white dress at a Spring Festival. I received tons of likes and comments about how … Continue reading Signs That Social Media Is Affecting Your Mental Health & What To Do About It

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

‘Van Gogh Is Bipolar’ Cafe: How a Restaurant Explores and Empowers People with Bipolar

I jumped from the couch spilling cereal all over my shirt reaching for my computer both excited and in disbelief when I saw my moms text message, “Must check out … Continue reading ‘Van Gogh Is Bipolar’ Cafe: How a Restaurant Explores and Empowers People with Bipolar

How to Mentally Survive a Breakup: Stay off Social Media

I am not a relationship expert, but I’ve had my heart broken more than I’d like to admit. On this journey in heartbreak, I realized that a significant part of … Continue reading How to Mentally Survive a Breakup: Stay off Social Media

6 Ways to Become a Mental Health Advocate

How to become a mental health advocate? You do not need a degree, a diagnosis or work as a licensed therapist to become a mental health advocate. The general idea … Continue reading 6 Ways to Become a Mental Health Advocate

Staying Positive About Schizophrenia

Staying Positive About Schizophrenia Article By: Chrissy Phelps Schizophrenia is a serious illness which affects the way you think, your feelings and behaviour.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that it … Continue reading Staying Positive About Schizophrenia

5 Reasons Why People Are Afraid to Take Meds for the Head

Treatment plans for mental health care differ from situation to situation. In some cases, it calls for therapy and in other cases medication is needed. When depression or severe emotional … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why People Are Afraid to Take Meds for the Head

10 Things I Hate About The Stigma of Mental Illness

Remember the infamous Julia Stiles’s speech at the end of the movie, 10 Things I Hate About You? When she reveals to Heath Ledger the pain he’s caused her, “I hate the … Continue reading 10 Things I Hate About The Stigma of Mental Illness

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 … Continue reading Then & Now: A Story About Friendship and Mental Illness

Dear Dad: A Letter From Your Daughter With Bipolar

Dear Dad: A Letter From Your Daughter With Bipolar The first man who had his heart broken by me was my father. One day the little girl who danced to … Continue reading Dear Dad: A Letter From Your Daughter With Bipolar

Inside the Mind of a Woman With Bipolar Disorder

If you are looking for me to say how much I hate my life with bipolar 2 disorder, you will not find it in this post. It does not define … Continue reading Inside the Mind of a Woman With Bipolar Disorder

17 Things You Should Know About Dating A Girl With Mental Illness

As a woman diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I am not naive to the fact that people I date struggle to see beyond the label that society has stamped on me, which … Continue reading 17 Things You Should Know About Dating A Girl With Mental Illness