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What Happened When I Asked A Few People To Get Loud For Mental Health

This was originally posted on International Bipolar Foundation’s website for Mental Health Month/Mental Health Awareness Week: http://www.ibpf.org/blog/what-happened-when-i-asked-few-people-getloud-mental-health The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) first introduced Mental Health Week in 1951, and it has since become a yearly tradition. The official hashtag for Mental Health Week is #GETLOUD. CMHA and the Mental […]

Why I am More Than My Diagnosis

This blog was originally posted on International Bipolar Foundation’s Website, as part of the World Bipolar Day campaign: http://www.ibpf.org/blog/why-i-am-more-my-diagnosis “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha  There are a lot of scary statistics out there. Mortality rates. […]

Wouldn’t You Feel Better If You Could Have An Open Conversation About Mental Illness?

This post was originally posted on International Bipolar Foundation’s website: http://www.ibpf.org/blog/wouldn%E2%80%99t-you-feel-better-if-you-could-have-open-conversation-about-mental-illness  If stigma didn’t exist, we would discuss mental illness more openly. I had a recent unpleasant experience on Twitter where someone posted a tweet that essentially said “Bipolar is not an illness. You simply have not trained yourself to control […]