Storytelling will Save the World… Yes, Even Yours

Written by: Josh Rivedal Captain’s log, Stardate January 2011. Where unfortunately many have gone before. I’m twenty-six years old and thinking about dying… actually I’m not being entirely truthful. I’m dangling halfway out the fourth floor window of my bedroom in New York City. I don’t really want to die.… Continue reading…

The Big Issue Regarding Mental Illness And Mass Shootings

  Nine innocent people recently lost their lives in a deadly mass church shooting fueled by racism and hate. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families involved in the recent tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina. The amount of violence today is absolutely appalling and it’s… Continue reading…

How to Manage Bipolar Symptoms

By Minnie Daniel Bipolar disorder is a serious brain disorder that causes one to experience changes in energy, activity levels, mood and the capability to perform daily tasks effectively. The symptoms of this disorder are severe and can result to poor performance in school or at the work place, inability… Continue reading…

Why You Shouldn’t Fear Dating Someone Who Has A Mental Illness

After writing a blog post on some of the difficulties of being in a relationship with someone who has a mental illness, I thought I should clarify and write about why a person shouldn’t fear pursuing a relationship with someone who is mentally ill. The term “mentally ill” or “disorder”… Continue reading…

The Endless Cycle of Bipolar Disorder

  I recall noticing a bit of the bipolar cycle first occurring early in my childhood years: I was a sweet, sensitive, young girl who had a few best friends. I spent many hours of my childhood days playing along to my imagination. Nothing could be more entertaining or fulfilling… Continue reading…

There Is No Shame In Living With A Mental Illness

It isn’t easy to disclose to others that you live with an illness such as anxiety, depression, bipolar etc. People can often be judgmental, cruel, will assume things, and even try to talk me out of sharing or blogging about it. I understand that it’s “personal” information, but I feel… Continue reading…

From Rock Bottom To College Graduate

It seems like just yesterday I was fighting my parents over going to school. My attendance during high school was far less than satisfactory. Everyday became a war. A war to get out of bed, to function, and to participate in life. I felt like throwing in the towel more… Continue reading…

Surprising Treatments For Mental Disorders (Infographic)

Many thanks to Sherlyn Popper from www.bestpsychologydegrees.com for this helpful suggestion. Source: BestPsychologyDegrees.com Continue reading…

What Can Trigger a Bipolar Episode?

Many factors can trigger an episode in those who live with bipolar disorder. Some triggers are even unidentifiable, meaning that there isn’t a known cause whatsoever. From personal experience, I don’t always know why I am feeling a certain way. Some days I just wake up and feel lousy without… Continue reading…