I wonder if she thought of me when she cinched her belt, and if she had to punch extra holes in the leather before she did it, and if it was real leather or as fake as we were. I wonder these things, and quickly follow up my wondering with more, like why I am … Continue reading Her Belt
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
Over the past few days I have been corresponding with a young woman on The Lithium Chronicles Facebook page who is in a rather dark spot. I am happy to write that she is now actively seeking treatment and while she is still overwhelmed and quite low, she sees that there is hope. She reminded … Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day 2015: My Stigma Fighters Survivor Story
I want to thank Hastywords for having me as a guest on her incredible #BeReal series. It was truly an honour.
My #BeReal guest today is Nicole Lyons.
I am very excited to showcase my guest today. She has a way of making you feel at home with her words. Nicole is a mental health warrior fighting the stigmas that come with mental illness. Not only does she educate and inspire, she also hunts down and lifts up other mental health warriors.
I hope you visit some of these links and get to know her better. She is one heck of a lady!
The best way to create a better world is to support people like Nicole who are dedicated to improving it.
When Hasty first asked me to participate in the #BeReal series I was humbled and thrilled and quickly accepted her offer. The series struck a chord with me, and when she asked me to…
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Here we are just a few days since the hackers calling themselves The Impact Team unleashed a shit storm by dumping the personal information of millions of Ashley Madison account holders onto the Dark Web, and what do we have to show for all of it so far? Well we have two related, yet at … Continue reading Ashley Madison & The Ripple Effect
***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
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
Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness that represents a significant challenge to patients, health care workers, family members and our communities. While growing acceptance of bipolar disorder as a medical condition, like diabetes and heart disease, has taken hold in some parts of the world, unfortunately the stigma associated with the illness is a barrier … Continue reading World Bipolar Day
When I first started my Facebook page, which is a mental health support and awareness page, I had no idea that it would become as popular as it has. It is by no means what one would consider huge, but the followers of the page are there for support, insight and to feel that they … Continue reading Mental Health Advocacy Issues From My Point Of View
I am guilty of not always practicing social media etiquette. There, I said it. I also cross boundaries, sometimes to the point where they no longer even exist. For the most part I go completely inappropriate on one of my friend's profile pages. We'll get back to that in a bit. I like to stay … Continue reading Boundaries, Social Media Etiquette, And Where The Hell Have They Gone?