Sisters in Mental Illness: Mania and Misconceptions

This month the tables turn—it’s Shaley’s turn to be interviewed. Nichole Forbes chats with Shaley about what it’s like to live with bipolar 1 and hypomania. What are the common misconceptions of bipolar and hypomania? How is self-care different when you’re diagnosed with those disorders? How do you move forward when you’re neuro-atypical? Sisters in […]

SISTERS IN MENTAL ILLNESS #2: What Not to Say

Today Shaley and Abby Norman talk about both helpful and unhelpful things you can you tell someone with mental illness. Shaley has a diagnosis of bipolar 1 and Abby with clinical depression. Together they share a glimpse into their messy and beautiful minds. Email subscribers, please click through to the website to watch the video. […]

Sisters in Mental Illness: How to Ask for Help

Sisters in Mental Illness is a new vlog series where Shaley has real conversations with brave SheLovelys who are willing to share their experience living with a mental illness. We live in a time where one in four people struggle with a mental health disorder, so these conversations are very important. We will share ALL […]

Sixty Days

By: Erin Thomas | Twitter: @erinthomas_123   Sixty days. Last Thursday marked sixty long, hard-won days free of the Beast. Hi, my name’s Erin and I’m a recovering addict. When I was twenty-six years old, I had been working with abandoned children and infants in the beautiful country of Romania. Upon my return, I experienced a […]

Jesus and Lexapro

[Trigger warning: Content includes mention of depression and suicide.] I am 34 years old. I’ve had depression and anxiety since I was 12. I attempted suicide twice. A psychiatrist later confirmed I had C-PTSD (Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) from events in my childhood and later, in my years spent serving in missions overseas. After the […]