How Mental Illness Became a Light Instead of Darkness
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How Mental Illness Became a Light Instead of Darkness

Although yesterday marked the end of this year’s Mental Health Month, the discussion and efforts to raise awareness in order to break the stigma must remain a daily conversation.  So, I’m keeping the momentum going by featuring Brandon Ha, an amazing friend who also happens to be a kick ass mental health advocate and the creative director behind Break … Continue reading

How An Advocate With Bipolar Disorder Gained Strength From The Online Community
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How An Advocate With Bipolar Disorder Gained Strength From The Online Community

When I first became active on social media, I was pleasantly surprised to find a number of mental health advocates who were so open about sharing their stories of living with mental illness to the public.  Rudy Caseres was one of the first advocates I connected with.  What impressed me the most about Rudy was his willingness … Continue reading

Why A Pre-Med Student With Bipolar Disorder Posted on YouTube Against Medical Advice
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Why A Pre-Med Student With Bipolar Disorder Posted on YouTube Against Medical Advice

{Logan’s transformation leading up to disclosure of his mental illness} I recall browsing through Logan Noone’s Instagram last year, taking note of his scenic photos of the great outdoors and noticing the huge smile on his face pictured standing on snowy slopes or sitting among friends at sporting events.  His profile stated he was a mental health advocate, and other … Continue reading

How a Nurse Practitioner Living With Bipolar Disorder Takes Control In the Workplace
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How a Nurse Practitioner Living With Bipolar Disorder Takes Control In the Workplace

I first came across Ann Roselle, an acute care nurse practitioner, via Twitter after reading the extremely personal and brave post that she wrote for the online magazine, Ravishly, which poignantly highlights the humiliation she experienced during one of her numerous psychiatric hospitalizations.  Given the stigma that surrounds mental illness, many may feel ashamed to disclose their diagnoses (especially as a … Continue reading

Why A Social Worker Turned His Passion for Bicycling Into a Mission
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Why A Social Worker Turned His Passion for Bicycling Into a Mission

One of the best things about blogging is the opportunity to meet like-minded, motivated people in the mental health field who are passionate about making a greater impact in the community.  When I first came across Bike and Brain on Facebook, I was impressed by Matt Ryan, LMSW (the founder of Bike and Brain) and his selfless … Continue reading