NY Times Article Stigmatizes Mentally Ill

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In June 24th’s NY Times Magazine article entitled “When My Crazy Father Actually Lost His Mind,” by Jeneen Interlandi, stigma is overflowing.  The article explains Ms. Interlandi and her family’s difficulty getting support from the mental health community in stabilizing her father who is mentally ill and in crisis.  While I do agree that sometimes, […]

Everyday Health Video Shoot

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Yesterday, I was honored to be a part of a video shoot for the website Everyday Health on Bipolar Disorder.  It is so exciting to think that I’m going to be able to share my message of hope with more people around the world.  I really want the whole world to know that recovery is possible!  […]

Weighing in on Eating Disorders

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Eating disorders are prevalent throughout our body-obsessed country.  Women AND men struggle with body image issues, over dieting, over exercising, and over eating.  While our pop culture is telling us that we all need to have slender, buff bodies, portion sizes in the United States have never been bigger.  All you have to do is […]

Dealing with difficult people…

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When a difficult person comes into your path, it is so easy to look at them and to think that you just wish that they would go away.  I understand this so well.  However, difficult people can teach us a lot about ourselves.  For example, let’s say that this difficult person becomes combative.  It’s within […]

Pain is a part of life…

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One of the most profound things that I have learned so far in my recovery is this:  Pain is a part of life, but suffering is a choice.  There is no such thing as a problem-free life.  The fact that we are human means that we are going to have problems.  However, how you react […]