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

Music and Mental Illness: The Deep Connection Between Music and Our Emotions

A couple nights ago I was in a panic, unraveling my house to find one of my most treasured items-my headphones. After hours of searching through every junk drawer, cabinet, … Continue reading Music and Mental Illness: The Deep Connection Between Music and Our Emotions

6 Self-Help Books That Will Change Your Life

As someone living with a mental illness, I have been given every self-help book there is. I found that many self-help books were unrealistic and hard to relate to. Many … Continue reading 6 Self-Help Books That Will Change Your Life

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

Marilyn Monroe-What You Didn’t Know About Her Journey with Mental Illness

In 1961, a year before her death, Marilyn Monroe wrote a six-page letter letter to her psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Greenson about her time at Payne-Whitney’s psychiatric ward. Just now when I … Continue reading Marilyn Monroe-What You Didn’t Know About Her Journey with Mental Illness

‘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

Jay-Z, Logic, Demi Lovato and Other Celebs Speaking up for Mental Health

I have never been the type of person to worship the ground celebrities walk on. Although, I must admit the whole Kylie Jenner pregnancy chaos kept me up some nights. … Continue reading Jay-Z, Logic, Demi Lovato and Other Celebs Speaking up for Mental Health