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That’s what comes after mania is through with you: You realize the dream you’ve been living in was actually a nightmare, and you helped create it.

What Mania Really Feels Like When You're Bipolar

Many people are aware of bipolar disorder. Most know it’s a mental illness that swings the brain between depression and mania. Most understand Read...
Elis de Guerre    |   03.21.16   |   SHARE
VoicesMinds
“I feel like I’m a supporting character in my own life.”

Insightful Comments Psychologists Have Heard From Patients About Mental Illness

Thanks to awareness campaigns, programs and organisations, our general understanding and recognition of mental illness is improving. However, it’s Read...
The Glow Team    |   03.18.16   |   SHARE
VoicesMinds
She had lived a long time, but constant fear had governed her life.

What My Grandmother Taught Me About Fear Culture

Perhaps more than other cultures, America is obsessed with the illusion that if we prepare, we can avoid. Instead of learning to be resilient and Read...
Patricia Grisafi    |   03.17.16   |   SHARE
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The view from bed.

How I Forgot Myself And Ended Up With A Miserable UTI

“Congratulations, Joni. You have a UTI so bad my machine can't even read it.” I like to give everything 110%, even my bacterial infections. I like to Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   03.15.16   |   SHARE
VoicesMinds
It is extremely difficult to watch a loved one going through a tough time; we may notice feelings of vulnerability, weakness, failure, and helplessness.”

7 Ways To Support A Friend Through A Sad Time — Without Trying To Cheer Them Up

“It can feel quite isolating or even invalidating when someone is trying that ‘Cheer up’ approach, or comparisons like, ‘It’s not so bad, look at the Read...
Kahla Preston of The Glow    |   03.15.16   |   SHARE
VoicesMinds
“You will only be happy if you ‘get rid of’ your illness.”

6 Totally Awful Lies That Mental Illness Told Me

I used to think that I would only be happy if I came as close to being “neurotypical” as possible. I thought that I needed to be cured to live a Read...
Sam Dylan Finch    |   03.11.16   |   SHARE
VoicesMinds
The ones who sneer, judge, and make ignorant comments (or worse) — they’re the weak ones. Not you.

I'm Coming Out: A Paranoid Schizophrenic Talks About Stigma

I made the decision to come out of the mental illness closet and face the world without fear or shame. My son will grow up in a house that doesn’t Read...
Kevin Nordstrom    |   03.10.16   |   SHARE
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You have to give your brain permission to unwind. Image: WeHeartIt.

What To Do When You Can’t Turn Your Brain Off After A Crappy Day

All day, you eagerly anticipate finding just 30 minutes to chill out, catch up with your significant other, and relax into sleep. But the problem is Read...
Dr. Cynthia Ackrill of Your Tango    |   03.10.16   |   SHARE