Are There Benefits to Being Bipolar?

Bipolar people can be different Originally Published on July 20, 2010 in “Psychology Today” Let me start by acknowledging what is well known: Manic Depression or Bipolar disorder can be a devastating illness. Affecting at least 1% of the population, it can, untreated, result in suicide, ruined careers and devastated families. Bipolar disorder is often […]

Processing Pain Through Poetry

    by Linda K I wrote this poem a couple of months ago. I wrote it while trying to process the struggle of dealing with one sister who suffers with mental illness (bipolar disorder and bulimia) and other family members who don’t understand. I have experienced seven years of major clinical depression myself, and over […]

Mental Illness in Children & Teens

Does your child go through intense mood changes? Does your child have extreme behavior changes too? Does your child get too excited or silly sometimes? Do you notice he or she is very sad at other times? Do these changes affect how your child acts at school or at home? Some children and teens with […]

Proximity is Your Choice

23″Nevertheless, I am continually with you;    you hold my right hand. 24You guide me with your counsel,    and afterward you will receive me to glory. 25 Whom have I in heaven but you?    And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. 26 My flesh and my heart may fail,    but God is […]

When Kings Wear Chains

“He who masters his passions is a king even if he is in chains.  He who is ruled by his passions is a slave even while sitting on a throne.” -Richard Wurmbrand Sometimes, I absolutely need a spiritual ‘wake-up call.’  The last few days for me have been taking on the general theme of freedom.  It’s very […]