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A Disordered Mind

I look around and all I see is clutter.  Unlikely pairings: A glass with dried remnants of good red wine atop a crumby plate that also holds a cast-off case from a long disused (broken) cell phone.   1,159 more words

Mental Illness

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“The Impossible Only Takes a Little Longer: One Women’s Story of Determination” by author, Sheila Radziewicz

The award winning self advocate and inspirational speaker, Sheila Radziewicz, writes from her heart sharing how she has overcome unimaginable adversity in her life. 326 more words

Disability

Teacher, Educate Thyself

I expected to be writing more often than this by now. In the culture of the moment, it seems that everything is public, but I keep finding things that I want to say that I cannot share with the world. 292 more words

Culture

An open letter to Virgin Australia: people with disabilities are more important than money.

**Disclaimer: Beyond the temporary impairments I discuss in this article, I am not disabled. I can’t speak for disabled people, and my words on this topic should not be considered more relevant than those of people living with disabilities.** 701 more words

Ableism

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Read at depression comix at http://wp.me/s3zYhM-212

rabbiadar reblogged this on Coffee Shop Rabbi and commented:

As a fellow blogger wrote, "If only it were so simple..." Depending on the kind of mental illness and its severity, it might be like the cartoon below: feel the storm coming and hunker down. But there are other possibilities: -- Feeling the storm coming, and work frantically to batten down the hatches with the meds at hand before chaos... -- No warning, just the storm arrives, and there is nothing in the larder, no time to cancel, just SPLAT and then aftermath for a while... -- Or the storm arrives and passes.... and you wake up with your life in disarray, the house in need of Crime Scene Cleaners, your bank account empty and half your friends furious for mysterious reasons. I know folks for whom each of those scenarios has happened. So if you have a friend with mental illness, be kind. If you are one of us, know that you aren't alone, even if it feels like it. (And thanks, comic artist, for a great cartoon!)