I hope your biggest takeaway from my essay is that struggling with mental illness is never a choice, but adequately supporting and protecting the mentally ill is.
Being properly treated for Bipolar Disorder does not mean you lose your creativity completely. You simply find different, healthier avenues to hone in on it
Today, June 1st, kicks off Pride Month. Here I share some of my story as well as break down some major misconceptions the world has
The past year I haven’t been on a weight loss journey per se. I struggle with the phrase “weight loss journey”; it implies that weight-loss
Awkwardness has always followed me wherever I’ve gone. Awkwardness follows me in my shadows and reaches out to you in my hand shakes and introductions.
We often say in eating disorder recovery that the eating disorder has nothing to do with the food — it’s true. Food can be the
I have seen so many wonderful humans on and off the screen being so vulnerable and authentic lately. It has been incredibly inspiring. From friends
In recent years I have identified with feeling bi-curious. This month I have come out as identifying as bisexual or pansexual.
This summer I’m coming up on two years and seven years of the anniversaries of going through very scary and unsettling manic episodes. My bipolar
By Lexie Manion and Emma Demar We are living in unprecedented times. The pandemic is a collective trauma, and with any trauma, feelings of anxiety,
At a few points in my life, I can recall experiencing anger that didn’t dissipate for weeks or months.
While I haven’t experienced a manic episode due to Bipolar Disorder in over a year and am being properly treated for it now, I wanted
I opened up about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder on my blog the other day.
It was spring 2019 when I began feeling not myself.
All across the world right now, many of us are practicing social distancing in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the new viral strain in
On Friday, Taylor Swift’s documentary, “Miss Americana,” premiered on Netflix. The film is bold, poignant and honest.
Surrounded by sunlight streaming in from the window, I am sitting on my bed, propped up with fluffy pillows, reading Danielle Lowe’s People Say I’m
As a kid, I loved reading. I remember reading books in my room for hours and hours at a time. I was so happy doing
You know that quote “It takes a village to raise a child”? I’ve been thinking about my own journey lately and how for me, it takes
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It’s a powerful time to connect about a topic that continues to affect so many and face so
I think it’s easy for many people to look at Demi Lovato right now, who sadly is in the hospital right now due to an alleged
This week, the first week of October, is BFRB Awareness Week. BFRB Awareness Week, which was created by The TLC Foundation for BFRB’s, is all about spreading
At some point in our lives, we may struggle with suicidal thoughts.