Category Archives: Guest Post

Excerpt from “Unpacked Sparkle” by Patrick A. Roland

Excerpt from Unpacked Sparkle by Patrick A. Roland Chapter 26 – Royals So began six days of being locked up in a mostly padded room in a long hallway of corridors that led nowhere, except to the center of the … Continue reading

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Mental Health Support Groups & How to Start Your Own

Recreation and mental health. We all know that becoming active in the community is important in improving our mental health. But what happens when you feel too depressed to get out to see existing friends and networks? What happens even … Continue reading

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“Unique’s Story…” By Stacey Lehrer

Unique always used to talk about writing a book about her life. She worked on it off and on for years, often telling me about a chapter she was working on or what part she planned to write about next. … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Kate Topp

Don’t allow the fear and lack of education from others make you feel like a burden. Don’t allow them to tell you that you are ‘faking’ your illness. You know that something is wrong. You know within yourself that you … Continue reading

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Bethany Yeiser’s “Mind Estranged: My Journey From Schizophrenia & Homelessness to Recovery”

After I graduated from the University of Cincinnati, I spent two years writing about my unexpected and full recovery from schizophrenia, which eventually became the book Mind Estranged. During those two years of writing, I spoke confidentially to groups of … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Tiffany Werhner, LMHC

My name is Tiffany Werhner, LMHC.  I am the President/CEO of Safety Harbor Behavioral Health and Counseling Center, Host of Moments of Clarity on http://www.tantalk1340.com (airs LIVE Wednesdays at 8pm EST) and I am publishing a book. It has taken … Continue reading

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(Guest Post) My Mental Illness Journey: Depression and Borderline Personality Disorder

I wasn’t fully diagnosed with Major Depression until about 3 ½ years ago. I’m currently 22, yet I believe my depression (maybe not so severe) started much earlier. You see, I grew up in a rather invalidating environment. My mom … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Stigma in Relationships

Intimacy is the single most important and most terrifying part of a romantic relationship. A relationship can make the stigma of mental illness especially painful. In a relationship, it can make anyone feel like a moving target. So, how does … Continue reading

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Guest Post: My Life with Anorexia

‘Attention seeker’, ‘diet gone wrong’, ‘stick insect’, ‘grow up’. I’ve heard these all before, how apparently I am crying out for attention, on a diet gone wrong to become a stick insect and to get better I must grow up. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Life Imitates a Joke

I know this joke about a guy in a flood. As the water rises, he climbs higher and higher in his house. Finally, he is sitting on the roof. A neighbor comes by in a rowboat and says, “Hop in, … Continue reading

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