Today is Self Harm Awareness Day

I wrote a piece for IBF awhile back that they use in their resource section, and one for Psych Central as well. Here I will sum those up a little. While I see the progress that we have made in understanding, treating and accepting mental illness, there is still a mountain of misinformation that is … Continue reading Today is Self Harm Awareness Day

Friday Reads: Paper Souls by Allie Burke

I would never read a book if it were possible for me to talk half an hour with the man who wrote it.— Woodrow Wilson   I’m going to have to disagree with Wilson here. I have spent many hours talking with Allie Burke and I will devour every word the woman writes. She is … Continue reading Friday Reads: Paper Souls by Allie Burke

Halloween: Are We Perpetuating Stigma? | Embracing Balance

Source: Halloween: Are We Perpetuating Stigma? | Embracing Balance

On This World Mental Health Day I Give You Hope | Embracing Balance

Source: On This World Mental Health Day I Give You Hope | Embracing Balance

World Suicide Prevention Day 2015: My Stigma Fighters Survivor Story

Over the past few days I have been corresponding with a young woman on The Lithium Chronicles Facebook page who is in a rather dark spot. I am happy to write that she is now actively seeking treatment and while she is still overwhelmed and quite low, she sees that there is hope. She reminded … Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day 2015: My Stigma Fighters Survivor Story

MindTrip Crossfire Edition #6 Panic Disorder vs Bipolar Disorder

A section where I take one topic and hit it from two different perspectives. This is the place where we encourage you to join in on the conversation, share your experience, and let us know where you stand. Leave your experiences in the comment section. Do you have a story about a troll to share? MindTrip CROSSFIRE: … Continue reading MindTrip Crossfire Edition #6 Panic Disorder vs Bipolar Disorder

Stigma Fighters

I have never been more proud to stand with a group of people as I am right now. Thank you Sarah Fader and Allie Burke. Stigma Fighters, I bow to you all.   You can read all of our stories here.