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Voice Lessons: Why I Speak Without Raising My Hand

Our noises are more than just vibrations; our soundings help constitute our presence in the world. Listen to me: what I have to say right now matters Read...
Kerry Neville    |   02.13.18   |   SHARE
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That desire to die is within us.

The Complicated Question People Want To Ask: Why Were You Suicidal?

I realized all at once that folks who have not been suicidal do not understand what it means to be mentally ill and suicidal. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   01.11.18   |   SHARE
Are You Bipolar? For many years I pretended things were fine.

Are You Bipolar? Here Are The Symptoms I Ignored 

Are you bipolar? While I was pretending everything was fine, there were bipolar disorder red flags flying all around me like the gd United Nations. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   01.6.18   |   SHARE
Here's how you can support your metnally ill partner.

8 Ways To Support Your Mentally Ill Partner

Mentally ill folks are not all the same so this is by no means an exhaustive list. But it’s a start when it comes to supporting your mentally ill Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.6.17   |   SHARE

The Worst Side Effect Of Bipolar Disorder Is The Shame

I wasn’t thankful. I was too negative. I wasn’t doing enough. When I found out my mood swings weren't my fault, that I had bipolar disorder, I cried. Read...
Anonymous    |   10.6.17   |   SHARE
When I look into his eyes, I see my own. And in them, I see the disease we share reflected, bipolar disorder.

I Gave My Son Bipolar Disorder

I look in his eyes and I see my own. I see pain and confusion; I see the boy I loved so dearly and the man I love even more. I gave my son bipolar Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.5.17   |   SHARE
I am a lot of things; some people might think I am too many things. I am also worth loving.

On Loving A Person With Mental Illness

I am a lot of things; some people might think I am too many things. But I am all the things that you are, sometimes just in greater quantities. I am Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.13.17   |   SHARE
Carrie Fisher | by Gage Skidmore

Carrie Fisher’s Autopsy Is In, And I'm Having Some Feelings

Whatever was in Carrie Fisher’s system when she died isn’t the headline. The real story is in the life she lived, the battle she fought with herself. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   06.20.17   |   SHARE