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

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

6 Stereotypes That Hurt People With Mental Illness

6 Stereotypes That Hurt People With Mental Illness When a violent crime occurs, it is assumed that the perpetrator must have been mentally ill.  Has someone with diabetes ever killed … Continue reading 6 Stereotypes That Hurt People With Mental Illness

Removing The Mask and Revealing Your Mental Illness

Removing The Mask and Revealing Your Mental Illness We are expected to withhold our truth to protect ourselves from judgement. Trust me I have been there. I used to wear … Continue reading Removing The Mask and Revealing Your Mental Illness

A Love Story at a Mental Hospital: We Weren’t Falling in Love, We Were Falling in Life

The day I arrived at the mental hospital, the last thing on my mind was the status of single guys at the facility. I don’t think these types of places … Continue reading A Love Story at a Mental Hospital: We Weren’t Falling in Love, We Were Falling in Life

6 Must Watch Ted Talks About Mental Health

There are two things in this world that inspire me: A good glass of Vino and Ted Talk’s on mental health. The following Ted Talk’s helped me come forward about my diagnosis … Continue reading 6 Must Watch Ted Talks About Mental Health