Today I have the privilege of sharing the story of Annalise’s personal struggles with multiple mental illness diagnoses. Her story is a familiar one because she is one of many who was given an initial diagnosis that was later refined because of ongoing symptoms. I think it’s … [Read more...] about Surviving Multiple Mental Illness Diagnoses: What You Need to Know
When you live with bipolar disorder, there is a danger of believing that you are all alone in the battle for your sanity. These blog posts share stories about the personal experience of others who live with bipolar disorder, so you can reap the benefits of their successes and avoid the pitfalls they encountered.
Today I have the privilege of sharing the story of Tiffany’s personal experience with bipolar disorder, opiate addiction, and a suicide attempt that almost landed her in the 27 Club. I stumbled across one of her blog posts in a blogging network group, and I knew immediately that … [Read more...] about Surviving Bipolar Disorder and the 27 Club: What You Need to Know
When I considered writing a blog post for parents searching for answers on how to help their child survive childhood mental illness, I had one person in mind to interview. That interview turned into a two-part series. The first blog post was a crash course in pediatric bipolar … [Read more...] about Surviving Childhood Mental Illness: What Parents Need to Know
When I considered writing a blog post about pediatric bipolar disorder with advice for parents who are navigating it with their child, there was only one person I wanted to interview. Rachel Foreman is a licensed clinical social worker and a community activist. For years I have … [Read more...] about Surviving Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and One Mom’s Journey
When I considered pulling back the curtain and exposing my unhealthy relationship with food, I thought I would write a simple blog post about food addiction that would be a great follow-up to the post I wrote about the ways the mentally ill self-medicate. I thought I would … [Read more...] about The Ugly Truth About Binge Eating Disorder