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

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 … Continue reading 9 Things Mental Illness Has Taught Me About Life

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?

A Creative Alternative to Self-Harm That Works

Self-harm is not something I talk about often, however, it is part of my past and my journey living with bipolar disorder. I can tell you that it was not … Continue reading A Creative Alternative to Self-Harm That Works

‘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

20 Inspiring Quotes for People with a Mental Illness

When I am too low or too high or insecure about the things that make me different in this world, the one thing that always seems to speak to me, … Continue reading 20 Inspiring Quotes for People with a Mental Illness

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 … Continue reading The Dog Days: What Its like to Live with Schizophrenia

16 Beautiful Quotes for Women With Mental Illness

When you are a woman with a mental illness, you feel misunderstood in so many ways, and struggle to find things that make you feel settled in your wilderness of … Continue reading 16 Beautiful Quotes for Women With Mental Illness

6 Reasons Why World Bipolar Day Is Important

World Bipolar Day is important every year, but this year it is time to make a statement with all the recent events that have taken place. You can help spread awareness … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why World Bipolar Day Is Important

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