Swiss photographer Captures Manic Depression on Film

Matthieu Zellweger, Ph.D., a Swiss scientist and photographer, shoots haunting, surreal and journalistic pictures of manic depression that make it seem like the subjects are experiencing unreality in real time. The pictures in “Worlds Beyond” featured in the scientific journal the Lancet are staged but give one the feeling of experiencing the states in which the subjectContinue reading “Swiss photographer Captures Manic Depression on Film”

Dear Future Husband

Disclosure in Romantic Relationships is Important to Increase Understanding about Mental Illness My mania plays out in rapid speech, racing thoughts, odd ideas at all hours, little to no sleep. My manic hypersexuality has led to a one-night stand and many unpleasant relationships, the kind where it’s ticklish when you later bump into him inContinue reading “Dear Future Husband”

Boundaries Strategist and Psychological Safety Consultant Talks about Struggle with Mental Health System

“Because Black people are less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD at younger ages they are more likely to develop a substance use disorder,” Strohl said. “It is systemic to associate certain groups of people with certain substances such as marijuana. We need to have a better conversation about substance use.” Katrina Strohl Katrina StrohlContinue reading “Boundaries Strategist and Psychological Safety Consultant Talks about Struggle with Mental Health System”

From Not Good Enough to Enough

How reframing my inner dialogue makes all the difference I’m an over-thinker as most bipolar people are. My inner critic constantly berates me. I let him, who I call Arthur, live rent free in my head. As a result, I don’t feel good enough, like my writing is not good enough for publication. It’s anContinue reading “From Not Good Enough to Enough”

An Interesting Article on PTSD in Survivors of War in light of the war in Ukraine previously published on Medium and Psychology Today.com

Grant H Brenner Mar 14 How PTSD Becomes Self-Sustaining in Civilian Survivors of War Research maps out how trauma takes on a life of its own New research on Balkan war survivors sheds light on the persistence of PTSD. As the war in Ukraine wages, and the world watches millions of refugees flee for theirContinue reading “An Interesting Article on PTSD in Survivors of War in light of the war in Ukraine previously published on Medium and Psychology Today.com”

My Mental Hospital Story

I had a conversation with the woman with PTSD. She checked herself in voluntarily while I was on a hold. She told me to never feel embarrassed about checking yourself in somewhere when you start to sense trouble.  At the end of my freshman year of college, I was diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder. And,Continue reading “My Mental Hospital Story”