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 [...]

Mental Health Warrior: Jeff Moat

I have not had the privilege of meeting this extraordinary man, but I can say with absolute certainty that the work that Jeff is doing is not only changing the way that Canadians think about, act towards, and treat mental health, but the entire world as well. Jeff is the President of the amazing National charity, [...]

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 [...]

Mental Health Warrior: International Bipolar Foundation

Mission/Vision Our mission is to improve understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through research; to promote care and support resources for individuals and caregivers; and to erase stigma through education. International Bipolar Foundation envisions wellness, dignity and respect for people living with bipolar disorder.                       [...]

Mental Health Warrior: Andy Behrman

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 [...]

Mental Health Warrior: Chrisa Hickey

Chrisa Hickey is one of the most passionate advocates I know. A loving and devoted mother, Chrisa is dedicated to fighting mental health stigma, navigating the Special Education system, sibling issues, and parental self-care. Chrisa's blog, The Mindstorm reaches over 3,000 readers a week. Chrisa fights tirelessly for the rights of children and their families [...]

Mental Health Warrior: Paulie O’Byrne

I am so thankful to my dear friend Lynn, the owner and admin of the Beautiful Facebook Page Yes, I Feel That Way Too Sometimes, for introducing me to one of the most inspiring and supportive Pages on Facebook. Founded by Paulie O'Byrne, I'm 1in5 is a page dedicated to enriching the lives of people affected [...]

Mental Health Warrior: Jean-François Claude

I am absolutely thrilled and privileged to be able to feature this brilliant advocate on The Lithium Chronicles Mental Health Warrior series. Jean-François (J.F.) Claude is the founder of The Men's Depression Education Network (Men's D.E.N.), a distinguished mental health speaker, devoted father, and a great man in general. He volunteers his time with the incredible [...]

Mental Health Warrior: Hastywords

I have been following Hastywords' blog and Facebook page for quite some time now and I am completely in awe of her honesty, sincerity, and compassion. She is a beautiful person inside and out. Hastywords is beyond talented and writes with such courage and a soul stirring voice. She opens her heart and shares her fears and what [...]

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 [...]