When I look into his eyes, I see my own. And in them, I see the disease we share reflected, bipolar disorder.

I Gave My Son Bipolar Disorder

I look in his eyes and I see my own. I see pain and confusion; I see the boy I loved so dearly and the man I love even more. I gave my son bipolar Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.5.17   |   SHARE

Sinead O'Connor Talking About Mental Illness And Suicide Hit Me Hard This Morning

Content notice: mental illness, suicideI was in high school when Sinead O'Connor started her rise to fame with her first album, The Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.11.17   |   SHARE

Why Did I Wait So Long To See A Psychiatrist? And At What Cost?

Because crazy is not a thing anyone wants, a lot of folks don’t seek diagnosis — which means a lot of folks go untreated. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.10.17   |   SHARE
Mary Lambert: Bold

A Conversation With Mary Lambert: Bipolar, Bold, Badass

I can safely say I am the happiest I've ever been with my body now, than I was before. And I also believe this is the healthiest I've ever been. And Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   05.5.17   |   SHARE
Average life events evoke extreme anxiety and deep, internal sadness that most will never understand.

10 Things People With Bipolar Disorder Want You To Know

I’m ready to demystify the stereotypes and break down the stigma of bipolar disorder. Read...
Erin McKelle    |   05.4.17   |   SHARE
If I stop taking my medications, what will my life become? (Image: Thinkstock)

I Have A Mental Illness; Should I Have Children?

I live with bipolar II disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, ADHD, and complex PTSD. I take Effexor, Klonopin, Depakote, and Adderall. I knew I Read...
Elis de Guerre    |   10.6.16   |   SHARE
"Our mental illnesses are not a substitute for your bland personality, nor are they buzzwords you can use because they sound more interesting than saying you’re a 'neat freak.'" Image: Thinkstock

Saying “Bipolar” And “OCD” Casually Doesn't Make You Quirky Or Edgy

I’m about to be in the midst of a depressive episode. At times like these, I’ve learned to take a step back from social media. While I do ultimately Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   08.10.16   |   SHARE
These insightful, funny, and heartfelt cards are an important step in destigmatizing mental health issues. Image: Hope Street Cards.

Two Australian Sisters Have Created Cards For People Living With Mental Illness

We know that this year alone, one in five Australians will experience some form of mental illness. What we might not know is that only one in four Read...
Jessie Stephens of Mamamia    |   07.27.16   |   SHARE