Mental Health Warrior: Christine Saenz

When I first accepted my diagnosis of bipolar disorder I wasn't even close to being in a happy place. I had been in and out of the psychiatric hospital where I was overmedicated. I jumped off of all of my medications, which caused me to have seizures. I refused to go back on medication for … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Christine Saenz

Mental Health Warrior: Ann Roselle

I haven't known Ann for a very long time, but what I do know of her, I really admire. She is a woman who is not afraid to stand up for herself or for others. When I think of Ann I am reminded of another amazing activist, Maggie Kuhn and something that she has been … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Ann Roselle

Mental Health Warrior: Jacqueline Cioffa

One of the many things that I admire about Jacqueline is that she embodies real compassion and humanitarianism. As a Stigma Fighter and advocate, Jackie shares her own personal stories, spreads awareness, and shines light where ignorance would prefer it remain dark. Jackie has experienced so many different and fascinating adventures in her life, some haven't been … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Jacqueline Cioffa

Mental Health Warrior: Sarah Sorensen

Sarah is an awesome person. She is highly intelligent, funny as hell, and sharp as a tack (as the old saying goes.) Her quit wit has had me in stitches more times then I count, she truly is a great person. She is the friend that will send a message just to say hi, ask if … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Sarah Sorensen

Mental Health Warrior: Allie Burke

I thought that this introduction was something that I would be able to bang out in mere minutes, not because Allie doesn’t deserve a well thought out and articulate intro, but because I knew exactly what I wanted to say. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I have struggled for over a week trying to … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Allie Burke

Mental Health Warrior: Stephanie Ortez

I crossed paths with Stephanie in a rather unusual way, the details of which are not important. Our first few encounters with each other were not our most shining moments, but they were part of our journey, not only in our personal recovery, but also in the amazing bond that we have forged since then. … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Stephanie Ortez

Mental Health Warrior: Gabe Howard

I have been racking my brain trying to recall when it was that I first "met" Gabe, and I just can't. It's not because it was unremarkable, it's because I just feel like I've always know him. Gabe has that way about him - he makes everyone feel like they are his buddy. He's approachable, … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Gabe Howard

Mental Health Warrior: Sarah Fader

I count my lucky stars every day for crossing paths with this Golden Soul. When I think of the word "advocate" Sarah Fader comes to mind. Not only is she the founder and CEO of a non-profit that I believe in with all of my heart and soul, but this woman would give you the … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Sarah Fader

Mental Health Warrior: Dyane Leshin-Harwood

The Lithium Chronicles is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month 2015 by featuring Mental Health Warriors, and I am so pleased to kick the month of with an amazing woman. Dyane Leshin- Harwood is a Mental Health Warrior in every sense of the word. Never one to shy away from sharing her own personal struggles and … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Dyane Leshin-Harwood