Blog Posts - Mental Illness



Financial Assistance for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, often called manic depression is a severe psychological condition that may greatly affect the life of the sufferer. This condition often renders them unable to work, learn or even socialize properly because they continuously get moo...
by Start Grants on Jun 2, 2015

Ruby Wax Live: Inspirational, Funny and Informative in her Sane New World Tour

My good friend Jayne had bought us tickets to see Ruby Wax live at The Lowry, Salford Quays for my birthday. But on the day, unfortunately Jayne wasn’t well. My anxiety went into overdrive, but I manage to arrange for Simon to come along instea...
by It's All About Me on May 31, 2015

Creating Stability in your Life can Improve Your Chances of Sobriety

It’s common for those who struggle with an addiction to have instability in their lives. They might have a hard time finding housing, securing a job, or staying in a relationship. Getting their basic needs met – home, income for food and clothing...
by Recovery Advocates on May 22, 2015

If my kids learn anything from me – let it be this

A year ago today I was in a very dark place. I had just been let go from my job and I thought my newborn daughter was going to die. It didn’t matter that the thought was unfounded. My brain told me every second of every day to prepare myself. S...
by A Day in Mollywood on May 21, 2015

Grimes Was Not Impressed

When Dr. John Maurice Grimes inspected mental institutions in the U.S. (see last two posts), he discovered that the federal asylum in Washington, DC, (St. Elizabeths) was overcrowded. It had a rated capacity of 3,700 patients and an actual patient po...

Grimes Was Not Impressed

When Dr. John Maurice Grimes inspected mental institutions in the U.S. (see last two posts), he discovered that the federal asylum in Washington, DC, (St. Elizabeths) was overcrowded. It had a rated capacity of 3,700 patients and an actual patient po...

When You Can’t Find Your Rose-Colored Glasses

As someone with a mental illness, I was so happy to hear that May is now officially National Mental Health Awareness Month. So it seems like the perfect time to address some things. I recently learned I was unfriended on Facebook by some people who...
by A Day in Mollywood on May 14, 2015

Can My Past Childhood Trauma Cause Mental Health Problems? Or is it, “Tag Your It!”

Hello Recovery Friends, and Welcome New Friends,     I was wondering over the weekend if my mental health issue’s could be caused by a genetic predisposition, or was my childhood trauma and abuse the main cause? The trauma of being s...

Top 10 Signs and Symptoms of Child/Adolescent Mental Health Disorders

By: Dyan Eybergen BA,RN,ACPI For parents, the key to handling mental disorders of children is to recognize the problem and seek appropriate treatment. Early support and intervention are vital, as research shows that half of all lifetime ca...
by Notes on Parenting on May 12, 2015

Are you catching a mental illness?

By David Joel Miller. How would you know if you were becoming mentally or emotionally sick? Some mornings I wake up a little out of sorts. Maybe a cough, maybe a headache or just a general feeling of tiredness. Am … Continue reading →...
by counseolrssoapbox on May 11, 2015

An Article Share From Earlier This Year. Living With Dual Diagnosis In Recovery With Mental Illness.

  MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH ~ Some of My Story . . . “All I remember is waking up in the hospital. I heard people talking about me saying, when the police came to my home, there were knives all around me on the couch and floor o...

Resisting the Urge To Hurt Yourself Or Others

Sometimes when someone has experienced violence in their own lives (or even witnessed violence) there’s a possibility that he or she will exhibit violence later in life. That violence might be exhibited toward oneself, as in a desire to commit...
by Recovery Advocates on May 8, 2015

Children with mental illness.

By David Joel Miller. How much do you know about children and mental illness? Childhood is not a happy time for many children. We used to think that childhood was the happy time and then you grow up and have … Continue reading →...
by counseolrssoapbox on May 6, 2015

The Truth Not Welcome

In January, 1931, the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association appropriated $20,000 for the study of all institutions “caring for either the mentally ill or the mentally deficient of the United States.” Dr. John Maurice Grime...

Rebuilding Your Self-Esteem in Recovery

If you were struggling with addiction at one point, there’s a good chance that your self-esteem was not strong. Although this isn’t true for every addict, it’s common to see a low self-esteem accompany mental illness, including addi...
by Recovery Advocates on May 1, 2015

Why Addiction Is Considered an Illness

An illness is a condition in which the body is deteriorating. In some way, the life in the body is decreasing. For instance, it may happen through damage to the lungs because of excessive smoking which in turn can lead to lung cancer. Or another exam...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 29, 2015

Sharing my past Addiction, Recovery, Living With Mental Illness, and Childhood Trauma to Help others is INTEGRITY.

Hello Recovery Friends, Supporters, and Welcome New Visitors, . Learning to live a life of Integrity in Recovery.  .  .  . Many times, we as bloggers and advocates wonder if there is anyone reading what we have to share about of our lives. Not bec...

Where does right wing conservatism end and mental illness begin?

A big story in this election cycle is how far to the right Republicans have turned in recent years and how they continue winning elections at all levels of government while holding views with which the majority of Americans disagree. How do they get...
by That's Going Too Far! on Apr 22, 2015

My Heart and Other Black Holes - Jasmine Warga

SynopsisAysel and Roman are practically strangers, but they've been drawn into an unthinkable partnership. In a month's time, they plan to commit suicide - together.Aysel knows why she wants to die: being the daughter of a murderer doesn't equal norm...
by The Little Reader Library on Apr 21, 2015

Midnight Type: The Mental Health Stigma

Let me start by saying that this post is my simple thoughts and personal experience and not meant to be a research essay or psychology correct. It's just me and the keyboard.I've had a couple breakdowns that my boss witnessed and was told about (by m...
by kristinlately on Apr 16, 2015


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