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Recovery is Non-Linear by Sarah Fader

Recovery is Non-Linear Recovery is non-linear. Anyone who says that getting better is a straight line - I want their secret. I want to be stable, but what does that mean? It means sometimes being unstable, wobbly, broken in particular ways. We shatter and come together. We hurt and we heal. We scream, cry or [...]

By |2019-08-30T14:51:36-08:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Panic|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Chasing the Dragon of Bliss

by Lindsay Holmes Trigger Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of suicide and self-harm. In his song “Hurts So Good,” John Mellencamp had it almost right. Sure, love may sometimes hurt good, but not in the way I’m talking about. I’m referring to the sweet burning release from pressing and [...]

Dangerous Diagnoses – Aaron J Smith @CulturalSavage #DangerousDiagnoses

Dangerous Diagnoses - Aaron J Smith I’m dangerous. I’m a rage-filled monster who could snap at any moment, hurting those close to me. I’m primed to lash out at friend, family, or stranger. My anger is just below the surface, bubbling, and boiling, threading at any moment to take over and turn me into a [...]

Keith Roselle – A Husband Opens Up About His Wife’s Bipolar Disorder

When my wife, Ann, was officially diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, it was not the major revelation that one might expect. It was a label to the problem I had been dealing with since she left Silver Hill Hospital. I knew something was amiss. Despite the weekly double session therapy she’d been attending faithfully and her [...]

By |2017-04-17T08:44:10-08:00April 17th, 2017|Categories: Bipolar|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Stigma Fighters: Brandon Ha

I was standing there, head lowered down as low as it could possibly go. The bailiff had just told me to rise as some honorable judge made his way through the courtroom and took a seat on his iron throne. Not a single fuck was given. That day as the antipsychotic medication I’d been forcibly [...]

By |2016-06-06T04:58:59-08:00June 6th, 2016|Categories: Bipolar, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Ben Fama Jr.

As a male living with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Bipolar Disorder, it often takes us years to figure out what is wrong with us, and sometimes we create a lot of destruction in the wake of even finding out that something is wrong. It’s hard to remember exactly when my story began, but I can [...]

By |2016-05-27T12:31:37-08:00May 27th, 2016|Categories: Bipolar, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters : Nabilah Safa

The world was spinning again. It was as though I could hear everything and nothing all at once. A constant buzzing of sound. A voice that I didn’t recognize was trying to explain something, but what was that voice trying to say? It was important, very important. Why didn’t they understand? Why was she looking [...]

Stigma Fighters : Jonathan Harnisch

The Delusional Thinking Process: To the Victor Go the Spoils   In the old days of war, the winning army pretty much got to loot the countryside and take what they wanted—wealth, crops, women, whatever. These would be the spoils of victory. In a relatively civilized setting, we tend to use this term symbolically or [...]

By |2015-09-22T08:46:43-08:00September 27th, 2015|Categories: Brave People, Mood|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters : Gina L. Ciaccia

To The Journey: My Road to Understanding Mental Illness Despite many people perceiving bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses as a struggle or hardship, over time, I have come to embrace the life lessons that they can teach. I would briefly like to elucidate and describe these lessons. I have truly been touched by a [...]

Stigma Fighters : Meghan Carvalho

This short story is about not being a prisoner to mental illness. I myself suffer from mental illness (bipolar depression) and it has been a year and a half since I attempted to take my own life. Every day is a struggle and our illness should not hold us back from living the lives we [...]