More Personal Experiences and Stories of Mental Health
Some of you may recall I did a reader survey a while back on the Bipolar Burble. The vast majority of the feedback was incredibly generous and positive. I appreciate all the feedback.
However, one of the things that came up multiple times was the desire to have more personal mental health stories represented here. People valued the in-depth information but wanted it balanced with life stories of real people with mental illness.
OK. I can do that.
Calling Guest Authors
To that end I’ve been soliciting guest authors and we’ll be seeing subjects like:
- Personal experience with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)
- Dealing with mental illness and grief
- The challenges of mental illness and insomnia
I think it’s important people hear from others with mental illness because it puts a real face on the disease. And as much as people can relate to what I write, more people can relate to more kinds of stories. After all, not everyone is me. And that’s a good thing.
Do You Have a Personal Mental Health Story You’d Like to Share?
Would you like to guest post here? Do you have a personal story of mental illness involving yourself or a loved one? I’d love to hear from friends, family members and significant others as well. They too have invaluable stories to share.
Your piece can be anonymous if you choose. This is about what you want to talk about and in the way you want to talk about it.
Dealing with Grief with Mental Illness
The first personal experience story is about dealing with the grief of death while dealing with a mental illness coming up later this week.
About Natasha Tracy
Natasha Tracy is an award-winning writer, speaker and consultant from the Pacific Northwest. She has been living with bipolar disorder for 18 years and has written more than 1000 articles on the subject.