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

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

Beautiful with a Bipolar Mind: An Interview with Author Julie Kraft

One of the best parts of being a mental health advocate is the connections you make to others with a similar passion for life and mental health. I was thrilled … Continue reading Beautiful with a Bipolar Mind: An Interview with Author Julie Kraft

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

Body Image: 9 Rules To Follow When It Comes To Her Body

I will never forget when my ex would grab the rolls off the table as I would reach for them, and say to the waiter, “She doesn’t need these,” or all … Continue reading Body Image: 9 Rules To Follow When It Comes To Her Body

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

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

10 Things Your Friend With Depression Wants You To Know

Close friends are the people who we create unforgettable memories with, and who know us better than we know ourselves. However, what do you do when your friend suddenly disappears … Continue reading 10 Things Your Friend With Depression Wants You To Know