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The Intricate Web of Care

Angelle Albright | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Angelle Albright

Who could have ever predicted that the power of the world wide web would turn out to be a delicate roadway that can connect a villager in the Swedish ...

Poet Shira Erlichman Beautifully Destigmatizes Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.20.2015 | Arts

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The River Poets

Bridget Reddan | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents
Bridget Reddan

The night she had her moment her uptight jawbone unhinged like a cobra gobbling up her customary talk of nature and her sons. The words golden and verdant remained a lumpy, ratlike meal at her throat as she opened up again and with a great deal of force pushed out the phrase, "big black d*ck."

A Letter to My Pre-Bipolar Self

Emily Grossman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Grossman

Dear 17-year-old Em, I know that high school has not been easy on you. Although your peers would never know it because you are a great actress, alw...

Your Sure Sound Like You Have Financial PTSD

Steve Rhode | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Steve Rhode

It is normal for people to internalize their financial problems but in reality money troubles are just math. It's more of the emotional trauma and whipping we give ourselves that is the real enemy.

'Why I'll Tell My Son About My Suicide Attempt'

Kelley Clink | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelley Clink

I've always known that I would tell my son the truth about his uncle -- both how he lived and how he died. I've always known I would tell him the truth about me. I want to tell him the truth about everything -- even the scary, complicated stuff. Especially the scary, complicated stuff.

How I Learned to Manage Bipolar Disorder

Dan Seider | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dan Seider

Five years ago I was going into the second year of my undergrad at the University of Guelph. The semester was going well. I was living with friends an...

Brilliant, Beautiful and Bipolar

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

I feel most comfortable in a classroom. Whether I am the instructor or sitting in a chair soaking up intellectually tantalizing ideas, I love to be su...

Dear Chris Brown, Mentally Ill Black Women Need Counseling, Not A Good Lay: An Open Letter

Nicole Moore | Posted 05.21.2015 | Black Voices
Nicole Moore

Not too long ago, Mr. Brown, you were in a similar place as Ms. Ayeb when the media aimed to make you feel ashamed and small, so I'm sure you can understand when I say to you that your remarks on TMZ were damaging, ignorant and unnecessarily part of this unhealthy cycle of mocking the mentally ill.

Another Peek Behind the Curtain: How a Psychiatrist Diagnoses and Treats Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

One of the most important things is understanding the difference between mental illness and wellness. The more we talk about mental health the way we talk about physical health, the more we can decrease the stigma and shame that often impedes those in our communities from getting the help that they need. Please share your stories, join the discussion and stay tuned!

The Two Most Important Days in Your Life

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 05.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Caroline Giegerich

As you enter the world and strive to figure out your why, know that it will come to you when it comes, not when you want it to. It will come and it will be the second most important day of your life. Give me a call. I want to hear all about it.

When You Can't Find Your Rose-Colored Glasses

Molly Shalz | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Molly Shalz

I'm not trying to guilt anyone into feeling remorse for walking away from me. The truth is, I don't really want to be your friend if you don't really want to be mine. I know I've hurt people. I've know I've made mistakes. I'm not a perfect person.

Mental Illness Doesn't Predict Violence. Here's What Does.

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living

In the aftermath of the recent plane crash in the French alps, much was made of Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz's history of depression. Since it was...

Creed Frontman Reveals He Has Bipolar Disorder

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment

Last year Creed frontman Scott Stapp made headlines for his erratic behavior, which resulted in a 72-hour psychiatric hold in November. Now, in a cand...

ReThink Review: Welcome to Me -- Mental Illness on the Air

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.08.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I don't think Welcome to Me is trying to make any larger statements about the world or mental disorders, but the film is an interesting reflection on the role television continues to hold in our lives.

'Fuzzy Thinking' Is A Common Symptom Of Depression And Bipolar, Study Confirms

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.15.2015 | Science

Feeling as though you're walking around with your head in a fog can be a frustrating symptom of some psychiatric disorders. And as a large new stu...

Mental Illness and Identity: Would I Shed My Bipolar Disorder Skin?

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Miles McCarter

Lately I have been asking myself: What would I do if I could shed myself of my bipolar disorder? Is it part of the core of my identity, even if it is ...

The Little Yellow School Bus, or the Lessons We Take

Timothy Braun | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Braun

Recently a friend's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. To help with the transition I asked if I could write the young lady a let...

'My Child Has Bipolar Disorder, But Please Don't Punish Her For It'

Pacer | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Pacer

The stigma surrounding mental-health conditions is very real, and it can be devastating for children who experience it. Take Tara, 11, who started being left out of activities once she told her best friend, Amanda, that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Big Love: Getting Beyond a 100 Pound Weight Gain

Emily Grossman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Grossman

I know that if my "before" and "after" photos were placed on social media without the back story, the judgement would be something like "she really let herself go." Gaining weight in our culture, especially for women is synonymous with being lazy, unmotivated, unsuccessful, and unlovable. Yet in my case, nothing could be farther from the truth.

This Is What Mental Illness Actually Looks Like

HuffPost France | Talia Lavin | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Photographer Anne Betton, 37, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2009. After an arts-focused education, she had moved on to a career in business c...

3 Low- or No-Cost Resources to Help Improve Your Mental Health

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

Many people who struggle with stress, mental illness or sub-optimal mental health lack the time and finances to engage in weekly therapy or ongoing me...

Justice for All?

Emily Grossman | Posted 05.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Grossman

On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character, or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others ...

Mars and Venus in Mental Health

Ross Szabo | Posted 05.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Ross Szabo

We are two different people, but we have a lot of similarities. We are the same age and race. We were both diagnosed with bipolar disorder in our tee...

Learning to Welcome a Bipolar Diagnosis

Karen Zainal | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Zainal

If you're a frequent reader, you may have noticed that I've been posting at a markedly reduced rate. The arrival of spring has, for me, coincided with...