Yesterday Kevin Hall shared about his challenge with Cancer. That was nothing compared to dealing with his bipolar disorder. He tells us why.
Liza Long looks to her son as a mentor. ___ In the third week of September 16 years ago, I met my second son for the first time. A difficult pregnancy with preterm labor and several long, tedious weeks of bed rest concluded anticlimactically with an apparently healthy baby born on his due date, a […]
Aaron J. Smith is a wonderful father who lives with bipolar disorder. ___ I was diagnosed bipolar in August of 2008. The diagnoses made so much sense out of the life I was living, out of the lows and highs I kept jumping between. It made sense out of the crazy stories from my […]
We must not let stereotypes, fear, and personal bias blind us from understanding mental health disorders.
Is fighting a symptom of something else wrong with the couple, maybe communication is lacking or nonexistent?
Challenging the cliche of another fallen Rock God.
Many men fear that bringing their suffering to light will serve only to emasculate them. Let’s break the stigma.
I battle a disease that has no physical ailment, no test and no proven cure.
Suicide survivor Madison Rae shares her story, and thanks her husband, who stayed through her mental illness “in sickness and in health.”
Thinking often of suicide doesn’t make you suicidal. Letting it plant roots in your mind is what pushes you over the edge. — I consider suicide. I write that in the present tense because that is the reality of my existence. I consider ending my own life. It’s not an every day occurrence, but the […]
Shawn Henfling shares the unexpected benefits of his fight with Depression.
Shawn Henfling offers a glimpse into his mind in the midst of a depressive episode.
Shawn Henfling responds to an unknown nurse’s treatment of a mentally ill young woman in an Emergency Room.
A woman opens a window on life with a bipolar partner.
Quickness to explain this tragedy by labeling the co-pilot as ‘depressed’ or ‘anxious’ could serve to further stigmatize and discourage openness and treatment for these common human conditions.