Oblivion – Nicole on FC

Thank you to Feminine Collective for publishing Oblivion. It was written for a Creative Nonfiction challenge and it had to come in at under 1500 words, and it was by far one of my hardest writes to date, but I am extremely pleased with the end result. oblivion

This Non Compliant Needs A Med Change

I have been feeling like shit for quite some time and here is where I'm at: I think it was around 4 months ago now the last time I waltzed my ass out of my psychiatrist's office after she prescribed me tegretol and looked me dead in the eye and stated, "I'm going to refer you … Continue reading This Non Compliant Needs A Med Change

Labels – Your choice to wear it.

People, you gotta love 'em. I posted this on TLC after someone asked about avoidance as a personality trait. It's from this somewhat helpful website Out of The Fog. Anyway, a few people shared it and posted about "labels" and it got me a little fired up. Mental Illness isn't just mental illness, in case … Continue reading Labels – Your choice to wear it.

Mental Health Warrior: Dori Owen

Altruistic - unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others. It's been about five years since I first joined that bipolar support group. I was nervous to say the least, but there was one person who reached out and welcomed me and the person was Dori Owen. Our dialogue flowed immediately, and a … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Dori Owen

Mental Health Warrior: Andy Behrman

Andy Behrman is a nationally renowned advocate for mental health awareness--and one of the most passionate activists I know on the mental health scene. You'll find Andy on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook spreading the message to help stop stigma. And not only does he talk the talk, he walks the walk as the author of the … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Andy Behrman

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: 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: Courtney Keesee

As a mother I often worry about my children in this day and age. I worry about the things that society would have them believe they should place their value on. I worry about the kind of role models they will have to look up to when all I see portrayed in the media are … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Courtney Keesee