I reside in Canada, married, never had children but do have one ‘spoiled’ dog named “Emma”. I with diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, yet I’ve rarely found myself in a ‘manic’ mood, mostly I’m in the dark depths of depression.
What exactly will you find while scrolling through this blog? Good question:
Posting articles in a “what comes to mind that day” or if I’ve come across an article relating to mental health that peaks my interest for further research. A variety of different topics, beautiful quotes, poetry, images and reblogging from other blogger’s amazing posts ~ just so it doesn’t become boring.
Mental Health/Illness topics addressing: Stigma, PTSD, eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychotherapy, abuse. Also, personal articles written about my journey through depression, the healing process of PTSD etc..
This blog started in 2007. Intense psychotherapy began in 1994 to deal with PTSD (childhood sexual abuse), which ultimately led to years of major depression, hospitalizations, ECT treatments and unemployment. During these years I would journal daily, and thankfully I did as ECT robbed me of considerable long-term memory.
Those journals were of such assistance, as I was able to compose articles to articulate and express all of the emotions felt in areas of my life that were explored in therapy. Writing has always been my passion.
I did return to work for about 6 years, however, presently life finds me again dealing with major depression, coupled with chronic migraines and unemployed.
With “Living in Stigma”, opportunities have come my way in the form of a series of articles on mental health on the website “Mind Your Mind”, and in 2011, I was interviewed on “Safe Space Radio” from Portland, USA on the topic of “Mental Illness Stigma”.
*Psssst! “Can You Tell?” is my favorite written article
Also to my credit, I’ve had articles published in newspapers and a magazine, and self-published books on mental illness used in mental health groups.
Thanks for stopping by this blog, if it wasn’t for all of you it wouldn’t be the success that it is with over 390,000 visitors.