This Is All I Got For Now

Wow, it has been a really long time and a lot of really awful things have happened since I was regularly posting here. For the past 5 months or so I have spent varying amounts of time staring at this computer screen. Each time there is so much that I want to fill you inContinue reading “This Is All I Got For Now”

Beautiful Ugly

This is the most personal post I have written. It may sound sappy to some. I hope not, because I am putting myself out there right now. I’m hoping somebody will connect. Beautiful isn’t pretty. I don’t usually share this part of my life with anyone, well, ever. It is about addiction. This time IContinue reading “Beautiful Ugly”

The Stigma Fighters | Fighting The Stigma Of Mental Illness One Story At A Time

Stigma Fighters is a blog series about real people living with mental illness. The site aims to raise awareness about mental illness. It addresses stigma by creating a platform for people to share their personal stories and experiences battling mental illness. Sharing personal stories from everyday people, doctors, students, teachers, those who haven’t dared share thisContinue reading “The Stigma Fighters | Fighting The Stigma Of Mental Illness One Story At A Time”

Feisty Stigma Fighter Video

This sassy, to-the-point video exposes the reality of not just stigma surrounding mental health, but blatant neglect and unsympathetic treatment of those suffering from mental illness. It’s almost as though when someone is open enough to share their illness, there is still that lack of certainty about the validity of the claim. Like, does sheContinue reading “Feisty Stigma Fighter Video”

UP/DOWN: a documentary about bipolar disorder

This is a full length video about bipolar disorder called “UP/DOWN”. It is a good tool to help educate about the illness. I believe education is key to ending stigma associated with mental illness. There are approximately 5.7 million people in the United States with bipolar disorder. In an attempt to eliminate the mystery andContinue reading “UP/DOWN: a documentary about bipolar disorder”

So, what is it that you do?

Hello, nice to meet you! So, what do you do? Is this innocent small talk or a loaded, anxiety provoking question? Personally I think it can probably be both depending on who you ask. I know I have maybe asked it in passing, not meaning to judge anyone based on the response. I think itContinue reading “So, what is it that you do?”

5 Historical Figures with Mental Illness

Mental illness is difficult to live on its own, but feeling like you have to hide it, are afraid that someone will find out or maybe people already have treated you differently because of it. Here is a little video I would like to share in support of ending the stigma associated with mental illness.Continue reading “5 Historical Figures with Mental Illness”