Over the years, we’ve all heard of some (or many) of Kanye West’s eccentricities. Knowing that bipolar mania could be behind them, though, should make us more patient and understanding with him. A person with such a diagnosis needs a support system. If I, who am unknown to most, struggle with bipolar…someone in the spotlight… Read More Don’t Make Fun of Kanye. Here’s Why.
“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
Suicide is not selfish, nor is mental illness an addiction. Mental illness is not an addiction. An alcoholic can get treatment and abstain from alcohol, as difficult as it is. A drug user can do the same. Someone with mental illness can get treatment but cannot abstain from mental illness or its triggers. There is… Read More In the aftermath of more celebrity suicides