Which mental illness-related books have you read?
Sh*t Psych Unit Staff Say
Diagnosis: Case Closed?
Imagine if a detective arrived at a crime scene, labeled the crime a murder, then announced that their job was done. That's not a complete job! The "what" (i.e. murder) is NOT enough information. The job is far from over; in fact, the case is just beginning! What was the weapon? Who caused this [...]
5 Reasons to Buy RX: A Graphic Memoir
FUN, CREATIVE APPROACH: If you love Ellen Forney's Marbles: Mania, Depression Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir, you will love this book! Both books are graphic memoirs in a similar cartoony style which makes it a fun and quick read. TRULY ENCOMPASSES THE COMPLEXITY OF ILLNESS: It is the portrayal of the mental [...]
PODCAST TIME! #BeyondYourPast
https://twitter.com/BeyondYourPast/status/1034074301551575041 I've never been on a podcast before, but I jumped at this opportunity. It was such a great experience. I loved getting the chance to use a new platform for psychoeducation & discussing bipolar disorder! Thank you, Matthew Pappas of the awesome "Beyond Your Past" podcast! LISTEN HERE!
Manic Scribbles & Wearing Purple
Cuffs & Cop Cars
"Do you think it is okay to treat patients like criminals?" The policeman seated at the hospital's cafeteria table was probably caught a little off guard by this accusatory question and the harshness of my tone. This was following my first hospitalization for mania. I was still riding that agitated manic high, frantically [...]
Yes, I’m the “Difficult Patient”… and I’m Not Sorry.
Dear past in-patient psychiatrists, Imagine having your freedom stripped from you "for your own good." Imagine that consisting of: being handcuffed, placed in the back of a police car, locked in a psychiatric ward for a unspecified amount of time. Being in a psychiatric unit can feel so dehumanizing... In the psychiatric [...]
How I Passed the Time @UNCH… #Minions
Dancing and creating choreography for a bipolar-inspired dance. Being silly with new friends. 😉 Watching movies... and even the Superbowl... #Panthers ha Trying to get people to participate in recreational therapy i.e. DANCE WITH ME! Teaching myself how to play "House of the Rising Sun" on the keyboard. Talking to [...]