“You’re a mental patient.” These four words were used as a weapon. Those words cut me to the core when I heard actor James Rebhorn spit these words out to actress Laura Dern in the HBO series Enlightened. With those four words, he undermined all she was working for to make positive changes and help… Read More Enlightened: A series worth watching
Because…it’s not so simple. Stigma aside: Those who move forward seeking help in diagnosing and managing one’s mental illness are only taking the first step in a monumental undertaking.
I struggle with type 2 bipolar disorder. Bipolar has transformed my life into a monumental challenge, and I feel guilty when it affects my family and friends. FYI: Through my continued efforts with CBT, medications, and lifestyle changes, all of this has improved! There is hope! Fatigue Smiling, interacting, being part of the family unit… Read More Bipolar Confessions from a Wife, Mother, and Friend.