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Bi Polar Disorder

Bi-Polar Breakup: A Battle of Love and Hate

Chrissy Makris | Posted 03.07.2017 | Women
Chrissy Makris

At age 29, I was diagnosed as bi-polar. I love and hate with an intensity beyond my comprehension. My ex-boyfriend always said I couldn't handle my emotions, and maybe sometimes that's true. I'm not always easy to love, but in a relationship, I'm a caring, supportive partner. However, when it comes to breakups, I've never been the resilient type.

Like It or Not, Mental Health Is Everyone's Issue

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

I cannot adequately describe the pain. I can only pray that you are spared it and that the rest of us will one day find you in our corner, delaying no longer, but rather changing with sensitivity, intelligence and courage that which can be changed.

Dear Mom, Can You Tell Me How You've Done It?

Leah Vidal | Posted 10.12.2014 | Parents
Leah Vidal

It isn't about teaching them their first words, but about being their voice when they can't speak for themselves. It isn't about cheering them on when they take their first steps, but about walking alongside them no matter what their journey entails

The Perils and Pitfalls of Being a Prodigious Writer

Edie Weinstein | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

Everything is a writing prompt; each moment ripe with possibility that it could be turned into an article or book chapter. I never get the dreaded writers block, but instead, writers runs that flow unabated.

How Many More Tragedies Does It Take Before We Stop Turning Our Backs on Mental Illness?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Onset of serious mental illness in late teens and early twenties is very common and often shocking to the families that experience it. The medical community knows this; researchers know this; millions of families know this and yet we wait for the topic to find its time while millions try to cope. Surely we can do better.

Effects and Remedies for Scatterbrain Creativity

Caryn Chow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Caryn Chow

Like a fantastic dream you don't want to awake from, you want the floodgates of genius to flow for as long as possible. Here are five easy tips to sustain the flow when it arrives.

Police Cleared In Fatal Shooting Of Man Who Fired Airsoft Gun

Posted 09.07.2012 | Denver

Officers involved in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Kyle Miller last June aren't facing charges after an investigation revealed that Miller fired h...

PHOTOS: Soap Star Maurice Benard's Home For $2.9 Million

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 06.27.2011 | Los Angeles

Soap Star Maurice Benard and his wife Paula have put their Hollywood Hills home on the market for $2.9 million. Situated on over an acre of land, this...

Losing Siblings

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linnie Frank Bailey

Some siblings are lost through death, others to squabbles and disagreements. Sometimes it's minor, and sometimes it's major, although it seems to me that when you're standing over a sibling's grave, most conflicts pale in comparison.

What Goes Around Comes Around

Erica Manfred | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Erica Manfred

Maybe what goes around really does came around. I have not only been the betrayed wife but the other woman. I know how it feels to be in both posit...

Logic, Guns and Mental Illness

Gloria Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Duffy

The logic is absolutely clear -- the more guns in private hands, the more people will be shot and killed each year in the US. The more guns in private hands, the greater the number will be of mentally unstable individuals with guns.

The Over-Prescribing of Psychoactive Drugs To Children: A Scourge Of Our Times

Dr. Ronald Ricker and Dr. Venus Nicolino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ronald Ricker and Dr. Venus Nicolino

The prescription of psychoactive drugs is said to treat "chemical imbalances" causing ADHD and Depression. However, what we call "disease-ausing chemical imbalances," is simply incorrect .

Suffering, Seeking & Sanity

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

Over time, the object of my seeking evolved from merely looking for personal relief, to a grander, all-encompassing search for truth, God and enlightenment.

Second Thoughts

Robert M. Grossman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert M. Grossman

I had arrived several days earlier for a gathering with a few classmates to reminisce over our years at college a half century ago. That had now ended...

Why New York City Needed A Comprehensive Web Site for Mental Illness

Charlotte Moses Fischman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Moses Fischman

When our family was thrust into the world of mental illness, we felt like we had been cast into outer space. Now, the NYC community finally has a web site to help families, consumers and providers.

John McCain: Suffering from Irregularity

Justin Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Justin Frank

John McCain lurches from plan to plan, from statement to statement, from action to action. His behavior reminds me of my most manic patients when I w...