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Where Does Time Go?

I ask this question all the time. Where did time go? How does the time pass so fast? Just a heads up, I am in a mixed state, and this blog post may reflect the spectrum of emotions I am currently feeling, so you are going to see some sad, […]

How Am I?

  Ahhh… the question that I think most people with mental illness hate answering. How are you (or how have you been)? The first thought that pops into my mind is “Does this person really want to know or are they just asking for the sake of asking?”. You know, […]

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 […]