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

The Terrible Father and The Schizophrenic by Christin Harper

Christin bravely shares a very personal account of her relationship with her father. Gorgeously written.

ORGANIC COFFEE, HAPHAZARDLY

Twenty-one years ago, my parents met in a psychiatric hospital. I like to say I was doomed from the start. No one else thinks that’s funny.

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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 … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Chrisa Hickey

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

WARNING! Who’s In Charge of YOUR Stability?

“I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.” ― Kahlil Gibran, The Madman For the past four years, my psychiatrists (I’ve had a couple) have deemed it not only necessary, but absolutely crucial, that … Continue reading WARNING! Who’s In Charge of YOUR Stability?