What’s Your Story: Danielle Hark’s “Coming Out of the Bipolar Closet”

“You start to think everyone would be better off without you. You feel broken and unfixable, so why go through it all? Why? Things are hopeless. You begin to feel numb or dead inside, so you drink or take drugs,[…]

Cost of not caring: Stigma set in stone

“The failure to provide treatment and supportive services to people with mental illness – both in the community and in hospitals – has overburdened emergency rooms, crowded state and local jails and left untreated patients to fend for themselves on[…]

How Mental Illness Fed My Creativity

“There’s no romance to mental illness. Whether you’re suffering from psychosis or schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or depression, the realities of mental ill-health often mean a life disrupted by isolation, harrowing symptoms, hospitalizations, discrimination and despair.” Read the Full Article Source:[…]

Do the Mentally Ill Have to Be Extraordinary to Be Accepted?

“Let’s face it: When we see mental illnesses, like bipolar, on television, it’s most often associated with killers, but when mental illness isn’t seen in a negative light, it’s seen as some sort of gift.” Read the Full Article Source:[…]