Recently I was reading an article online and came across a word I had never encountered before: sanism. I don’t like it. Oh, I realize that it’s meant to go along with all the ot… Read More
One of my depression triggers has been well and truly tripped and I am experiencing the long plunge downward. It’s been quite a while since this has happened, but oh, how well I rememb… Read More
What do you get when you take two people, three doctors, eleven prescriptions, two pharmacies and an insurance company? No, wait – I’m not finished. THEN add another person, two… Read More
In 1994, writer Abigail Padgett published Child of Silence, the first in a series of mysteries featuring Bo Bradley, a child protection advocacy investigator – who just happens to have… Read More
I know the headlines and accompanying news stories are supposed to give us hope: New Treatments for Mentally Ill, Scientific Advances for PTSD Suffers, How Research Is Finding Causes &ndash&helli…Read More
I have written many times before this on the subject of bullying – and now I have to admit that I have been a bully too. Bullying is often seen in stereotypical terms as a larger kid… Read More
Running out of your medications is scary. I know. It’s happened to me several times in the last few months. Sometimes it was a matter of supply. My usual pharmacy ran out of Ambien and… Read More
We all know it’s a bad idea to stuff your feelings, especially if you then pile food or alcohol on top of them. The thing is, sometimes you need to suppress a feeling, for just a littl… Read More
Every article you see about self-care for bipolar disorder will tell you, Get enough rest or Get enough sleep. Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. &nda&hell…Read More
Big Group Hug The common wisdom is that a person needs four hugs a day for survival, eight for maintenance, and twelve for growth. I doubt that this is confirmed by any scient… Read More
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