Mental Illness Isn’t Who You Are!!

I spent 15 years of my life working in social rehabilation programs with individuals carrying mental health diagnoses which are deemed major and persistent. Schizophrenia, Bipolar D/O, Personality disorders to name a few. The idea with these diagnoses is that they never go away. It’s a lifelong illness. The goal of social rehabilitation is to help those of us with such mental illnesses live the … Continue reading Mental Illness Isn’t Who You Are!!

Real Life with Bipolar Disorder

Real life with bipolar disorder isn’t quite like you see in the movies and on TV. It can, but mostly not. For those of us who are medication compliant, those wild mood swings are tampered down making it easier for everyone around us, but most importantly us! I’ve always been affected by the change of the seasons quite dramatically. The hardest for me are always … Continue reading Real Life with Bipolar Disorder