When We Fear Others Because of Their Mental Illness, We Fear a Part of Ourselves

Where we reject those who suffer, we also reject a part of ourselves and our humanity recedes one more step. Where we honor those in need, we use the power that we have to help ourselves and humanity to move towards a better way.  If you (or your son or daughter or parent) were living … More When We Fear Others Because of Their Mental Illness, We Fear a Part of Ourselves

Having “Highs and Lows” Does Not Mean that You Are Bipolar

Bipolar illness is serious and needs medical attention, effecting about 2.6% of our populations in a given year. But having highs and lows are normal, and even feeling deep lows and very high ‘highs’ is normal. Having a range of emotions is normal and healthy. To read more on Bipolar disorder, see “The 8 Myths … More Having “Highs and Lows” Does Not Mean that You Are Bipolar

Most Days I Do Very Well In Spite of My Mental Illness… And So Do You

People who live with a substance use disorder or a mental illness are more like us than we know. And that may be just what we may fear ___ (My apologies if the accompanying photo seems overly dramatic. One of my more public addictions is iPhone photo apps…) Most of you have never met me. I … More Most Days I Do Very Well In Spite of My Mental Illness… And So Do You