On the Decision to Disclose a Diagnosis (or Not)

  I feel conflicted about telling people about my diagnosis. On the one hand, I feel a responsibility to disclose to help reduce the stigma of mental illness, especially serious mental illness. On the other hand, I feel like keeping it to myself because I don't want to be the object of the stigma against… Continue reading On the Decision to Disclose a Diagnosis (or Not)

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On Joining the Ranks of the “Seriously Mentally Ill”

In a previous life, I worked on clinical trials for bipolar depression. On clinical trials, actually, of the very drug I am now taking as a mood stabilizer. Is that irony or just coincidence? Alanis Morissette and I always have trouble telling the difference. Working on those trials, the closest I got to working with… Continue reading On Joining the Ranks of the “Seriously Mentally Ill”