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 …

Bipolar Word Collage

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

Bipolar Descriptors

 

My Son Is Bipolar (part 1)

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

Quick and Easy Bipolar Basics (Part 2): Mania and Hypomania

Quick and Easy Bipolar Basics (part 2): Mania and Hypomania

Quick and Easy Bipolar Basics (Part 1)

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Quick and Easy Bipolar Basics (part 1) from Crazy: A Creative and Personal Look at Mental Illness

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A Creative Insider’s Guide to Crazy

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CRAZY is an award-winning art book created by youth for youth as a visual “insider’s guide” to what depression and anxiety feel like and how they can affect your daily life and relationships.

Most of the 150 artists in Crazy were between the ages of 15 and 25.  Most were in high school, college, or working.  Their struggles with depression and anxiety were often unknown even to the people they were closest to.

The art and writings in Crazy are personal and real, based on first-hand experiences of youth living with mental illness.  And Crazy is packed with clinical information formatted for easy reference in everyday language.

The best part of Crazy is good news about recovery–yes yours–and how to get there.

So if you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, pick up Crazy, open its pages, and find you are not alone.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

I Want Out

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I Want Out artwork by Paul V. #adamsplacecrazy
I Want Out by Paul
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Touched with Fire, Paul Dalio, and the Huffington Post

I like the concept behind the title “Touched with Fire,” and I like Paul Dalio. I did not like this Huffington Post video, and I’ll tell you why.

kind of depressed

Or, perhaps more appropriately, “kind and depressed.”

AAMilne quote Pamela drawing Eeyore

“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.” —A.A. Milne

His outlook on life may be a bit bleak, but Eeyore has an optimism about others that shows he is nurturing, non-judgmental, and capable of unconditional love; the quintessential “old soul.”

Drawing by Pamela, an artist from Australia, posted on her blog, ever so slightly different…

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