Beyond Blue
May 2008 Archives

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

Oh yeah. Here we go again. As I’ve repeated on Beyond Blue, I live my life in a state of constant addiction. So I’m getting pretty creative in how I manage to control them. Here’s a refresher on five basics. …Read More

For the last month or so I’ve been torn on how much I should share on Beyond Blue and at Group Beyond Blue about my son’s struggle with anxiety. I don’t want to invade his privacy in any way. After …Read More

The following prayers are from “A Prayer Book for Soldiers and Sailors.” FOR GOD’S HELP Grant us, O Lord, in all our duties thy help, in all our perplexities thy counsel, in all our dangers thy protection, and in all …Read More

Ann Omohundro needs little introduction, as I speak so often of her on Beyond Blue. If you want a refresher on who she is, check out my video, “Meet Guardian Angel, Ann!” I wanted to share more of her life …Read More

I love this video of Ann describing her second calling, to help others who suffer from mental illness. By being authentic herself, Ann has inspired me to do so, as well.To view the YouTube video, click here.To read more Beyond …Read More

I read with interest Newsweek’s cover story, “Growing Up Bipolar,” for three reasons: 1) Ever since my former therapist handed me my adolescent journals, I’ve been coming to realize that I may have been bipolar as a kid; 2) I …Read More