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Living With Bipolar Disorder

How Realizing Her Bipolar Was A Medical Condition -- And Not A Spiritual Failing -- Helped This Woman Heal

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living

This is the story of Holly S., of Atlanta, Georgia, and her experience with bipolar II disorder. My whole world growing up was Southern Baptist. My...

How I Came to Embrace My Mental Illness

Rachel McKibbens | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel McKibbens

I realize now, I never wrote about living with mental illness because I wasn't living with mental illness. I was running from and fighting with and stumbling through and barely surviving the shame of it.

How Mental Illness Fed My Creativity

Diriye Osman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

Ultimately, it's about keeping despair at bay, and sometimes simple things like running, taking up a hobby, doing charity work, painting or, in my case, writing can be a galvanizing part of the recovery process. Keeping the brain and the body active can give life a semblance of pleasure and hope. This is what writing has done for me.

Just Like My Mother

Catherine Menta | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Catherine Menta

After that night we began our long process of rebuilding. I had to get to know my mother through fresh eyes -- eyes not clouded with resentment. What I learned is that my mother has the purest heart.

Being Completely Normal Living With a Mental Illness

Paul Heroux | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Heroux

No one deserves to live with the stigma associated with a mental illness. The important thing that we need to do as a society is be more compassionate, more informed, more caring and more supportive of those with mental illness.

My First Time: A Dual Diagnosis

Brett Gleason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brett Gleason

A month before my first time with another man, I was hospitalized with bipolar disorder. The hospital assigned me a therapist named Regina. I liked her until I told her about Ray.