The Rich and Famous and Desperately Silent

Stigma is oblivious to wealth and privilege.

Lost in the Wilds of Mania

Beware journeys that take you too far, too fast.

Political Correctness Be Damned!

Speak up, and up, and up.

The Wicked Wiles of Hypomania

To thrive with bipolar disorder, you have to be vigilant.

Why I Stay Compliant on My Medication

Compromise is a major side effect.

Coming Back from Depression

The greatest happiness on earth is the absence of pain.

How to Push Through Depression

Even when you're low, you may have more fight in you than you realize.

Doctor Shock

Mental illness should never have to be defended.

New Year's Resolution: Stop Giving Advice!

Learning how to listen is a true challenge.

Manic Irritability: the New Normal

Life's slippery on the razor's edge.

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

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