Stigma Free and Me

Did you know that 1 in 5 people lives with a mental illness? And 1 out of 17 people has a severe mental illness such as Bipolar or Schizophrenia? When we use percentages, the numbers don’t sound as astonishing. 80% of people don’t have a mental illness. Sounds like a hefty majority, right? But when … More Stigma Free and Me

Part One: Repositioning the Fire Hydrant–Coping with Bipolar Disorder

Living with Bipolar Disorder is like having no shut off valve for my emotions. For years, I didn’t even know that my human experience is labeled as disordered. I just thought I was a quiet person with a sea of emotions that I kept at bay. But then one day, just like that, the cap … More Part One: Repositioning the Fire Hydrant–Coping with Bipolar Disorder