May – How the Media Portrays Mental Illness

May – How the Media Portrays Mental Illness

May Mental Health Discussion How the Media Portrays Mental Illness Hello all! Welcome to my May Mental Health Discussion. This month’s idea was given to me by my friend Cait (Thanks Cait!) and I couldn’t be more excited to discuss this topic. This month’s blog post will be more of an opinion piece rather than …

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May Warrior – Rachael

May Warrior – Rachael

The first thing I want to say about my next Warrior is, WOW! This beautiful young woman reached out to me on social media saying she wanted to share her story in the hopes of raising awareness. I knew that she had Bipolar Disorder, like myself, but I did not know the extent of her …

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Summer 2019 Reading List

Summer 2019 Reading List

Hey y’all! I’m back this year with another summer reading list for those of you who want some awesome reading material this season. There is a mix of genres, and I haven’t read every book (but definitely own every book) on this list. All books come with very high recommendations. So let’s get started!   …

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The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand Rating: Genre: YA Contemporary Content: Teen suicide Synopsis: Since her brother committed suicide, Lex has been trying to close herself off to everyone around her and keep her grief in check. But memories of her brother follow her around and Lex has yet to tell anyone …

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April – Avoiding a Caregiver Relationship

April – Avoiding a Caregiver Relationship

April Mental Health Discussion Avoiding A Caregiver Relationship One of the biggest struggles that I have found in my marriage is making a conscious effort to avoid it from turning into a caregiver type relationship. You get into a routine, you have someone who maybe needs their significant other more often than not, someone who …

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Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined by Danielle Younge-Ullman

Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined by Danielle Younge-Ullman

Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined by Danielle Younge-Ullman Rating: Genre: YA Contemporary Content: Mental illness, tragedy, self growth Synopsis: Ingrid used to travel all over the global with her opera star mother. But life now is not at all the way it was. Now, Ingrid is on a wilderness survival retreat for at-risk teenagers. She …

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April Warrior – Kaci

April Warrior – Kaci

Hello again! After a small hiatus, Warrior of the Month is back! And this time we have an interesting point of view. After reaching out on social media to anyone who would listen looking for future Warriors, I received a message from Kaci Madison. Her sister has depression and anxiety and she was only just …

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Update – April 8, 2019

Update – April 8, 2019

Hello all! It has been a hot minute since I last posted to my blog, and there’s a few reasons for that. One, I was going through a rough patch. As you all know, I had a last minute trip to the mountains in February after a pretty severe suicidal episode. Shortly after, I was …

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Update – Re-diagnosis, February 2019

Update – Re-diagnosis, February 2019

Well, I’m not totally sure how to begin this update. Last I posted, I was stable for months. I was feeling good and I was optimistic on where everything was going. It’s been almost a year since I was first officially diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The problem? I was misdiagnosed. For years, I have not …

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