Depressed? Stigma Says Don’t Tell

If someone knows you have a mental illness you’re screwed.  Stigma says fear mental illness:  think mental illness think shootings, homeless addicts, vandalism, physical and sexual abuse, weak character, low intelligence, and lack of integrity. Stigma …

What Schizophrenia Looks Like From the Inside

I Have Schizophrenia:  How What You See  is Experienced by Me. The following list is based on what we see in people with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder told from a first person perspective. Maybe it …

Looking Forward: A Quote About Hope

Let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing. Kahlil Gibran

Free To Be Me

Avoid the mainSTream (people get lost there)

avoid the mainstream collage


Bipolar Word Collage

Bipolar moods are intense & extreme:
normal teen angst times 10 (or more!)

Bipolar Descriptors


Is My Child Depressed?


The warning signs of depression and bipolar disorder in teens and young adults.  An at-a-glance graphic poster.


Is My Child Depressed?

My Son Is Bipolar (part 1)

What to look for and how to find help when your child is depressed. (part 1)

Coming to Terms With My Bipolar Diagnosis

From Diagnosis to Recovery: Coming to Terms With My Bipolar Diagnosis -C.G.                                               …

11 Great Quotes About Being Yourself

Celebrate Being Different:
You Are One of a Kind

Follow your inner moonlight,
don’t hide your madness.
-Allen Ginsberg

Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe


The child is in me still…
and sometimes
not so still!
-Mr. Rogers

Tea Party


Find out who you are
and do it on purpose!
-Dolly Parton



Wanting to be someone else
is a waste of who you are.
-Kurt Cobain



So you’re a little weird? Work It!
A little different? OWN it!
Better to be a nerd
than one of a herd.
-Mandy Hale

Working Weird


Who you are will show in what you do.
-Thomas Edison

dam skater


Is not life a hundred times too short
to stifle ourselves?
-Fredrich Nietzsche

old lady with guitar


Don’t chase people.  Be yourself.
The right people,
the ones who really belong in your life,
will come to you and stay.
-Will Smith

girlfriends young


Where’s your will to be weird?
-Jim Morrison

Where's Your Weird?


Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be
absolutely ridiculous
than absolutely boring
-Marilyn Monroe

girlfriends old


To him whose elastic and vigorous mind
keeps pace with the sun,
the day is perpetual morning.
-Henry David Thoreau