The Virtues of Being Rude

Why good fences create good neighbors.

The Pope Francis Effect: I Want to Be Better

Sometimes small changes can rock the world.

Try Yelling in Depression's Face

Sometimes you have to no thyself.

Banish Stigma Forever!

Even when your heart is tired, you have to wage war against ignorance.

Essential Things To Know If You're Contemplating Suicide

There are four surprisingly hard truths about trying to end your life.

How to Keep Mental Illness From Owning Your Life

Coming clean can give you back to yourself.

When Your Mind Won't Let Your Body Move

Mental illness can be excruciatingly physical, too.

Feeling Guilty for Feeling Good

It's okay in the midst of great suffering to smile now and then.

On Nothing Less Than the Meaning of Life

There is a Point to This Mad Scramble, After All

How to Stop Depression From Spoiling Your Face Forever

Depression tells on you, no matter how hard you try to hide it.

It's All About Me (and My Illness)

Sometimes survival looks a lot like selfishness.

You—Yes, You—Can Save a Life

Surprise someone with kindness, and you may rewrite a life.

For Robin Williams: The Honorary Bipolar Award

The invaluable life lessons Robin Williams taught me

When the Mirror Attacks

Body dysmorphic disorder is a disturbing mental illness which makes even minor imperfections feel like deformities.

Why Ambiguous Loss is the Worst Loss of All

One of the most traumatic forms of loss is ambiguous loss: being abandoned without knowing why.

Is Depression Real?

Stigma can make it hard to believe in your own mental illness.

The Stress of Stress

The strangely stigmatic impact of an ulcer diagnosis—do we ever really handle stress?

Transcending Shame: One Lawyer's Journey

How Disclosing the Truth About My Mental Illness Saved My Life

Let's Call It What It Really Is: Withdrawal

Getting Off An Antidepressant Can Be Tricky, Even Dangerous

Today Is Bipolar Awareness Day

The choice of one word over another can infuriate people, or celebrate truth.

How Not To Be The Perfect Bipolar Overnight Guest

The Sometimes Funny Complications of Bipolar Social Interaction

On Depression: Growing Older and Getting Better

How Aging Has Made My Depression Better

Catherine Zeta-Jones is Bipolar. So What?

Bipolar Disorder is Old News

Is Depression The New Plague?

Break Through Your Discomfort: A Kind, Easy Way to Respond to Someone's Depression

3 Easy Ways to Love Yourself Out of Depression

3 Simple Tricks To Fool Your Brain Into Happiness

An Insider's Tips: How NOT To Treat Bipolar Disorder

An Insider's Tips on How to Behave With a Bipolar Person

Am I My Diagnosis?

My Struggle Against the Straightjacket of Mental Illness Labels

Manic in Manhattan

Last Wednesday I stood on the corner of 57th and Madison Avenue, staring down at a scrap of paper clutched in my hand.

My Top Five Pet Peeves About Being Bipolar

Cranky Insights Into Mental Illness