A Thought About Stigma

The issue of stigma involving mental illness is alive and well, but who is responsible to stop it? How can it be stopped? I’ve been thinking about this a lot. I don’t even know if I am truly convinced that I have the right to say that I am sick when I really truly amContinue reading “A Thought About Stigma”

Why Is Everything So Damn Hard?

It has been forever since I posted here. That is not for lack of trying. It’s just that I have been down more than up over the past few years and every time I sat down to write there was just nothing there. I couldn’t find anything to say, I lost the motivation to doContinue reading “Why Is Everything So Damn Hard?”

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”

About Me And Why I Am Here At Blogging 101

I am Amy and I was diagnosed about 7 years ago with Bipolar Disorder. I haven’t shared it with many people. Recently it seems that I am hearing about mental health and mental illness everywhere. I have been afraid for employers, friends and family to find out. I imagined their impression of me would changeContinue reading “About Me And Why I Am Here At Blogging 101”

Social Media & Bipolar Disorder | Can Social Media Activity Predict Depressive Or Manic Episodes?

In the past few days I have been able to come out from under the covers. Visiting family, taking walks, eating, bathing regularly, you know, the things that I take for granted when I am not sick. It feels good to see some light. Literally though, it has brightened up in terms of weather inContinue reading “Social Media & Bipolar Disorder | Can Social Media Activity Predict Depressive Or Manic Episodes?”

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”