Support #TheLoveEffect film – ‪#‎SucidideAwareness‬ ‪

  Thank you, Jacqueline Cioffa for bringing this to my attention. Please everyone check out this original post on the Jackie's stunning site.   Source: Support #TheLoveEffect film - ‪#‎SucidideAwareness‬ ‪  

Fear and Acceptance by Jason Insalaco

Please give a very warm TLC welcome to Jason Insalaco from Instinctive Bird. Thank you for sharing your story and creating a community where people can feel safe and supported.   Hi, my name is Jay Insalaco. I've been living with bipolar disorder type 1 and addiction to drugs and alcohol for the last twenty … Continue reading Fear and Acceptance by Jason Insalaco

MindTrip CROSSFIRE Humanity Edition: Mental Illness, Massacres & Misinformation

Welcome to MindTrip Crossfire A section where I take one topic and hit it from two different bipolar 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. The MindTrip CROSSFIRE: Humanity Edition is taking a look at the recent UCC … Continue reading MindTrip CROSSFIRE Humanity Edition: Mental Illness, Massacres & Misinformation

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.

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.

You Can’t Save People, You Can Only Love Them. RIP Kevin

***TRIGGER POST. TALK OF SUICIDE*** At the end of June I decided to unpublish The Lithium Chronicles on Facebook until the fall because I was spreading myself a little bit too thin and it seemed like a good idea at the time. Last week I published again because for the past 2 1/2 years that … Continue reading You Can’t Save People, You Can Only Love Them. RIP Kevin

Self-Harm: The Myths & the Facts | Embracing Balance

There is always hope! Self-Harm: The Myths & the Facts | Embracing Balance.

Guest Post: Mom Stuff Triggers Me

The words of support that my Mom and I have received since we wrote Words From My Mom: Her Journey has been astounding, and we treasure and appreciate every one. One email that I received tore at my heartstrings and with the writer's permission I would like to post it now. To the Amazing woman who wrote … Continue reading Guest Post: Mom Stuff Triggers Me

Saying Goodbye to Guilt & Shame | Embracing Balance

This is the latest post that I wrote for my Embracing Balance Blog On Psych Central. It's a big one for me, and I hope that you can take something from it as well. Saying Goodbye to Guilt & Shame | Embracing Balance.

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 … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Jean-François Claude