For this week’s segment of my series, “How Do You Move Beyond Blue?” Hornbacher has just written a second memoir, “Madness: A Bipolar Life” about her life with bipolar disorder I. “That I have made it all this way without dying or killing myself or someone else is a miracle, or a joke,” she writes…

Here’s an excerpt from “Madness: A Bipolar Life”: by Marya Hornbacher Sometimes I just run as far and as hard as I can, until I can’t breathe, until my heart is about to explode, or until, stumbling drunk, I fall and hit my head on a tree stump or the curb and lie still. Sometimes,…

As I read through the comments posted throughout Beyond Blue and on the discussion threads at Group Beyond Blue, I realize that a lot of readers are mourning the loss of special relationships. This prayer, by Henri Nouwen, articulates this process so beautifully, and calls us to stay with our pain, because, believe it or…

In his book, “How to Break Your Addiction to a Person,” Howard Halpern first explains what an addictive relationship is, then gives guidelines for recognizing if you’re involved in one. Then, he offers several techniques on how to end an unhealthy relationship (or an emotional affair). I’ve compiled and adapted all of his suggestions into…

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