By Lindsey M. When most people hear “bipolar disorder,” they think of people suffering from intense, uncontrollable mood swings. One moment they’re extremely happy, and in the blink-of-an-eye, they’re suddenly depressed, sometimes without any certain cause. But, that isn’t necessarily the case. Classifications of Bipolar Disorder Just like any illness, bipolar disorder presents itself in… Continue reading The Truth About Bipolar Disorder
By Ben Simpson-Black I recently came across this article from the Daily Caller about fatherlessness and how "the establishment" creates it. I confess that I had an opinion of what I was going to read — and it could not have been more wrong. As a divorced and-now-part-time dad, I instantly identified with a lot… Continue reading Broken families are killing people, but probably not who (or why) you might think.
By Caitlin B. Anyone who has struggled with mental illness knows how difficult it can be when your loved ones don’t seem to understand what you're going through. Sometimes, our friends and family want to support us but they don't know enough about mental illness to offer the right responses. In some cases, our loved… Continue reading 5 Tips for Talking to Your Family About Your Mental Illness
By Caitlin B. Treatment options for mental illness have progressed by leaps and bounds in recent decades. We now know that most mental health issues can be successfully treated. Many people who suffer from mental illness are able to make a full recovery and resume their normal life once they’ve received appropriate treatment. But when treatment is… Continue reading Mental Illness in Children: What are the warning signs?
By Megan K. There is no doubt that caring for yourself, and thus, your mental health, should be high on your priority list during this coming year, and I strongly encourage you to make a goal regarding your mental health for this next year. But remember that making your mental health a priority is just… Continue reading “Just do it” doesn't help
By Megan K. There is no doubt that caring for yourself, and thus, your mental health, should be high on your priority list during this coming year, and I strongly encourage you to make a goal regarding your mental health for this next year. But remember that making your mental health a priority is just… Continue reading “Just do it” doesn’t help
By Caitlin B. One of the most challenging parts of dealing with mental illness involves figuring out your treatment options. Whether you’ve just been diagnosed or you’re grappling with symptoms that haven’t responded to your current treatment strategy, it can be hard to know where to turn for help. The good news is that there… Continue reading Understanding your treatment options
Motherhood is idealized in our culture. Women are often brought up to believe that having a baby is the most wonderful thing that can ever happen to them. For many, the birth of their child indeed the most joyful day of their lives. But for some women, it can also be the start of an… Continue reading Understanding postpartum mental illness
By Caitlin B. One of my favorite quotes is, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” This quote reminds me to be patient with others. It also reminds me that I never know what sort of internal struggles another person might be facing. If I feel impatient or inclined to respond… Continue reading 3 steps for treating yourself with compassion
By Caitlin B. The holidays can be an exciting and enjoyable time. For many of us, it truly is the “most wonderful time of the year”. But the holiday season can also be a source of stress, loneliness, and frustration. Between traveling, cooking, spending time with family, and constantly feeling pressured to have fun, it's… Continue reading 5 ways to maintain your mental health during the holiday season