Even More Things I Wish People Knew About Bipolar Disorder

1. The vast majority of us are non-violent. The media seem to love targeting the mentally ill by insinuating that almost everyone who commits a heinous crime has some sort of psychiatric problem. I’ve ranted on this topic elsewhere in this blog (check out “Bipolar and Off His Meds” if you want to read myContinue reading “Even More Things I Wish People Knew About Bipolar Disorder”

On Stigma: World Mental Health Day

Today, October 10th, 2014, is World Mental Health Day—a day to acknowledge the importance of mental health, and a day to educate others about mental illness. Here’s my contribution. Today I’m going to talk about stigma. I’ve discussed it in this blog at times, but I’ve never really gone into it in depth because itContinue reading “On Stigma: World Mental Health Day”