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Things I Learned Living with PTSD And Bipolar Disorder

Guest blogger Sheila O’Donnell writes insightfully about living with two co-morbid conditions, Complex PTSD and Bipolar Disorder.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a film reel constantly projecting your worst experiences in the back of your mind — you know, near the occipital lobe. 1,687 more words

Hundreds Gather At Yountville Memorial For Veterans Home Workers

YOUNTVILLE (KPIX 5) — Hundreds of people came together Monday evening to attend a solemn memorial honoring the three mental healthcare workers killed in a standoff on the grounds of the Yountville Veterans home. 275 more words


Stop Shaming Snowflakes & Racists

After nearly a decade of combating persistent side effects of mental illness, I am finally learning how to recognize the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in myself. 2,928 more words


Being in Business. The tough stuff...

Wow, so we’re a few weeks on from my first post about launching my bookish candle business, and I guess I wanted to talk a little bit about how things have developed and changed and the successes/failures I’ve experienced. 805 more words

Everything Else

Greetings from Residential Treatment!

When is enough? Is it when your crying all the time? Is it when you lose all joy and have difficulty functioning? or Is it when you start visualizing ending your life? 72 more words


I Do

I had my first full blown panic attack on my wedding day. Well, to be more accurate, it began at the exact moment that I was to walk down the aisle and meet my betrothed at the other end. 1,319 more words