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

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

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

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

Keeping Faith and Living with Bipolar: An Interview with ‘Bipolar Brave’ Author Katie Dale

This past May, I was fortunate enough to go to a Mental Health Influencer Summitt in sunny San Diego, California. It gave me the opportunity to meet advocates from all … Continue reading Keeping Faith and Living with Bipolar: An Interview with ‘Bipolar Brave’ Author Katie Dale

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

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