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The Day I Was Diagnosed With Type One Diabetes Changed My Life Forever

Brittany Gilleland | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Brittany Gilleland

With insulin, syringes, blood sugar meter, and snacks in hand. I left as this person I didn't even know yet. I didn't know the severity of the condition I was now diagnosed with. The day I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes changed me forever.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Seventeen: Behold the Mayo

Catherine Armsden | Posted 04.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

The Song I Wrote for My Son

Melissa Hogan, JD | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Melissa Hogan, JD

"I don't see a way to save him." The doctor's words rang in my ears. The fluorescent lights of the doctor's office, flashed and faded in front of me, like the candles I was expected to blow out that evening on my birthday cake. This was no ordinary birthday.

Dear Mom Waiting for a Child's Diagnosis: 5 Things to Remember

Andrea Mullenmeister | Posted 03.23.2016 | Parents
Andrea Mullenmeister

We are stronger than we think, mama. We will make it through this. The diagnosis is scary, but that's not all we have. Let's give our children a tight hug right now -- smell their skin and feel their weight in our arms. Let's close our eyes and hold on to this peace -- this love.

Psychologists Are Not Immune to Prohibition On Diagnosing Famous Figures

Ethics & Society | Posted 03.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Ethics & Society

As consumers of the media, it is not uncommon to "diagnose" public figures with various mental disorders, depending on their representation in the press. But for psychologists and psychiatrists, is doing so unethical?

I Had Cancer and This Is What Life After My Diagnosis Looks Like

Mailet Lopez | Posted 03.04.2016 | Impact
Mailet Lopez

Building IHadCancer.com has allowed me to be an angel for countless others, and now I want to take it a step further by really starting the conversation about life after diagnosis, so that the next person can fell more prepared for what's to come.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Fourteen: Circling the Wagons

Catherine Armsden | Posted 02.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

To the Parent Whose Child Received a Life-Altering Diagnosis Today

The Mighty | Posted 02.23.2016 | Parents
The Mighty

Maybe it's something you have suspected, but at times doubted, too. Maybe it's something that caught you by complete surprise. Maybe your child isn't born yet, and they are sharing this information as your little one is still growing inside you. Either way, hearing the words from a professional will be difficult.

Cancer Patients Tell Us What's On Their Mind

Outspeak | Posted 02.17.2017 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

With this video, vlogger Radiant Racheli aims to bridge the gap between those battling cancer and those who are not. By sharing these small tidbits of struggle and survival, she hopes to educate and empower people to stand and fight together.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Thirteen: Wanting to Believe

Catherine Armsden | Posted 02.03.2017 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Twelve: To Make a Long F*cking Story Short

Catherine Armsden | Posted 01.21.2017 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Eleven: The Dopamine Dialogues

Catherine Armsden | Posted 01.10.2017 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress -- Episode Ten: Is the Honeymoon Over?

Catherine Armsden | Posted 01.03.2017 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding creative work of their careers.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Nine: The Dopamine Diaries

Catherine Armsden | Posted 12.21.2016 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Eight: Falling and Flying

Catherine Armsden | Posted 12.14.2016 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Seven: Drugs and Other Agents

Catherine Armsden | Posted 12.08.2016 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Six: Fight or Flight

Catherine Armsden | Posted 11.28.2016 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Five: Every Body Tells a Story

Catherine Armsden | Posted 11.16.2016 | Women
Catherine Armsden

Anyone can dash off an account of their childhood, told in hindsight with gratitude for the opportunities and challenges that helped them grow. But to convey not only what we've done and where we've been but also who we are, we sometimes need to also tell the history that's lodged in our bodies.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Four: A Heart is Opened

Catherine Armsden | Posted 11.07.2016 | Science
Catherine Armsden

After our fun weekend together in Portland at the Brian Grant Foundation gala, Hadley and I texted nearly every week throughout the fall of 2011.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Three: Not the Worst Thing

Catherine Armsden | Posted 10.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Armsden

People often describe someone who's risen above great challenges as having an "indomitable spirit." For those with a serious illness, I believe indomitability might begin organically, not by choice, during a drawn-out diagnostic process.

Cultivating Dialog With Your Child About Disability

Lee Lee | Posted 10.20.2016 | Parents
Lee Lee

An important part of being an ally for your child and the disability community is accepting that you don't know everything about disability, which I find very comforting. I don't need to have all the answers, I just need to be respectful, curious and willing to learn.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Two: Nothing Serious

Catherine Armsden | Posted 10.17.2016 | Women
Catherine Armsden

The long road to my Parkinson's diagnosis began in early 2007 with symptoms that weren't alarming, but were new to me and strange. In bed, while the rest of me was ready to melt into the mattress, my right leg refused to relax.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode One: An Illness's Introduction

Catherine Armsden | Posted 10.09.2016 | Arts
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding creative work of their careers.

3 Ways to Take Charge of Your Brain Health When the Doctor Doesn't Know Enough

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 08.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Peter's wife came to see me to discuss help regarding ways to best care for him. Jane had gotten worn down by years of traveling down the path of Park...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Have We Evolved to a Greater Understanding?

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 07.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lillie Leonardi

So in my heart, I feel it is very timely that there is a day set aside to advocate awareness about PTSD. By doing so, the ignominy related to the illness may be better understood. And perhaps someday, there will be no need to even set aside a day.