Social Media Entrepreneur and Advocate Hannah Blum Publishes New Book

UPDATE: I interviewed Hannah Blum for this blog in 2018. I’m delighted to say her new book The Truth about Broken: the Unfixed Version of Self-Love is for sale on Amazon. A combination of memoir and the quotes and poetry that went viral on her Instagram account, Blum’s writing is raw and beautiful. She doesContinue reading “Social Media Entrepreneur and Advocate Hannah Blum Publishes New Book”

Bipolar Me: From Blog to Book A Guest Blog from Author Janet Coburn

  Written by Janet Coburn I just had a book, Bipolar Me, published. I never meant to write a book. Wait, let’s back that up a bit. All my life I wanted to write a book, but when I started my Bipolar Me blog, I had no idea it would turn into a book. IContinue reading “Bipolar Me: From Blog to Book A Guest Blog from Author Janet Coburn”

Profile in Brave: Carrie Cantwell, writer, designer for the movies, and bipolar 2

  Photos courtesy of Carrie Cantwell The four year anniversary of Carrie Cantwell’s dad’s suicide hit her hard. That day, she fell into a deep depression, went on disability from work and stayed with her mother. Her mom—a psychotherapist—took her to a psychiatrist because of her genetic predisposition to bipolar disorder, because her dad hadContinue reading “Profile in Brave: Carrie Cantwell, writer, designer for the movies, and bipolar 2”

Stigma Fighters Founder and CEO Sarah Fader Starts Publishing Company

Sarah Fader grew up in the 90s when mental illness was heavily stigmatized. At 15, she began having panic attacks. She remembers that the Books of Magic comic book series gave her a fear of death. She wrote it off by saying it was existential dread. At her performing arts high school in New York,Continue reading “Stigma Fighters Founder and CEO Sarah Fader Starts Publishing Company”

Profile in Brave: Hannah Blum, Vlogger and Mental Health Influencer, living with bipolar 2

  The night of prom, after being nominated prom queen, Hannah Blum had a breakdown and never made it to the dance. “I looked in the mirror and couldn’t connect what was going on inside,” said Blum. As a junior in high school, she became withdrawn from herself and was self-harming. She had always beenContinue reading “Profile in Brave: Hannah Blum, Vlogger and Mental Health Influencer, living with bipolar 2”

A Humorous Interview with David Leite, author of Notes on a Banana, a memoir

  David Leite describes himself in a Youtube video as “Crazy, Gay and Happily Portuguese.” “Humor is the missing prescription in mental health,” said Leite. My interview with David Leite, author of Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression, was laugh out loud funny as we discussed writing, food, love,Continue reading “A Humorous Interview with David Leite, author of Notes on a Banana, a memoir”