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”

Profile in Brave: Actress Victoria Maxwell talks on the intersection between spirituality and mental illness

“I went into a blissful state with powerful insights which led to a florid psychosis,” she said. “But the medical system pathologized the entire experience and didn’t give me space to tell them about the beginning part which was personally profound.” Victoria Maxwell Canadian actress Victoria Maxwell was quite the accomplished actress in the ninetiesContinue reading “Profile in Brave: Actress Victoria Maxwell talks on the intersection between spirituality and mental illness”

My 8-Fold Path to Wellness in College: How I Thrived and So can You

I promised you my 8-Fold Path to Staying Stable and completing your degree. Not everything may work for you. It is up to you do tailor it and design your own road map.  *Stigma: Combatting stigma or discrimination requires education of yourself first. Then, you must educate others. Give them pamphlets from NAMI or ActiveContinue reading “My 8-Fold Path to Wellness in College: How I Thrived and So can You”

Non-Profit Spotlight: Today I Matter on Addiction

At the age of 29, Timothy Lally died of a heroin overdose. He had struggled with depression, anxiety and panic attacks and tried traditional treatments that didn’t work. When he discovered opioid pills, it made him feel better. The opioids ran out and he turned to heroin.  His father, John Lally, an APRN, wanted toContinue reading “Non-Profit Spotlight: Today I Matter on Addiction”

It’s Just Talk. No Shame in Therapy

Cheslie Kryst shines the light on mental health in life and in death. Cheslie Kryst, attorney and 2019 Miss USA winner, 30, jumped to her death in New York City’s Times Square. Her death shines the light again on suicide among the prominent and powerful, as well as on the mental health of communities ofContinue reading “It’s Just Talk. No Shame in Therapy”