"This Fragile Life" is the story of a bipolar son, through the lens of the mother. The son, Mark, not only battles manic-depressive illness but also his drug and alcohol addiction. During his manic phases, he becomes extremely paranoid and aggressive. He is convinced that people, even ones dear to him, are out to [...]
Would you take this approach if you were in this situation?
Regarding the recent Washington Post article on a sister's suicide, I was asked what I would do if I were in the sister's shoes... Would I speak out about my sister's suicide? Would I keep such information private? Here was my response: Given my personal struggle with mental illness (including [...]
” ‘Crazy’ runs in our family. You just try to hide it. I DON’T.”
Sometimes, the people that you think you are supposed to teach... end up teaching YOU a lesson. My little sister is one of those special people. She is: sassy sarcastic brilliant beautiful strong determined blunt tomboyish funny a bibliophile goal-oriented very open supportive ...the best "little" sister a person could ever hope for. Every [...]