Which mental illness-related books have you read?
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
"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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]