Bring Change 2 Mind!

October 28, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Posted in 2012, Activism, Allies, Anti-anxiety meds, Anti-depressants, Anti-psychotics, awareness, Bipolar, Bring Change 2 Mind, Depression, Kristin Bell, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mood Stabilizers, neuroscience, Psych Meds, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Psychiatry Denial, Psychology, Psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, stigma | Leave a comment

Hi! As you might know if you have scanned my blog, I make it a point to talk about mental health/illness, because I have schizophrenia and I believe in stomping out the stigma of mental illness. Well, I have this cute story to share! I was waiting outside of the classroom for my biology lab class to start this fall and started talking to a supernice girl who was in my class. We got to talking and to try to explain why I had been in school so long I decided to tell her that I have schizophrenia. Lo and behold she says “oh yah, my mom has bipolar and my brother has schizophrenia too!” What a small world!!! It turns out her whole family is active in the mental health field in advocating for the erasure of stigma related to mental illness and they have a website called http://bringchange2mind.org/ . I am always surprised when I talk to people about my own illness and then they also know someone or are someone with mental illness too! It is such a big thing in peoples’ lives and when we talk about it, it is surprising/amazing/wonderful that we aren’t alone in our struggles. So, I just wanted to share this little story and a link to the Bring Change 2 Mind website. It was a wonderful feeling to meet someone else at school who knows first hand about mental illness and to be able to talk openly about it! :) Three cheers for no more stigma!!! :)

Wonderful Video Documentary About a Mother with Schizophrenia

July 21, 2012 at 4:07 am | Posted in 2012, Acceptance, Activism, Allies, Anti-psychotics, Children, Depression, Discrimination, DSM-5, Education, Families, Family, Grandmother, insanity, Kristin Bell, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mom, Mother, Motherhood, Prescription Meds, Psych Meds, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Psychiatry Denial, Psychoactive Substances, Psychology, Psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia | 2 Comments

I’m taking a Women’s Studies course at school and we are looking at the topic of Motherhood. This week we are discussing motherhood and disabilities, and I came across this wonderful video series that is made by a student about a mother who has schizophrenia and how it has impacted her life and the life of her daughter. I think he did a really good job! The video is divided into four parts and I hope you watch all four parts! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx6j_Tyb8Uo&feature=share&list=PL81E9C419F7641FD8

Suck It Haters!

November 13, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Posted in Acapella, Allies, Bisexual, Boys/Men, Bullying, Cute, Drama, Dyke, Fag, Gay, GBLT, Glee Club, Homo, Homophobia, Homosexual, Lesbian, Music, Music Video, Pansexual, Queer, Same Sex, Trannie, Trans, Tufts Beezlebubs | 1 Comment

This video has over a million views already and the video is barely a week old. Don’t tell me that gay boyz can’t rock your socks off! Suck it haters! Long live gay boy love!!!

President Obama: It Gets Better

October 22, 2010 at 12:40 am | Posted in Acceptance, Activism, Allies, American, American History, Bisexual, Bullying, Children, Dan Savage, Depression, Discrimination, Dyke, Fag, Friends, Gay, GBLT, Hate, Homo, Homophobia, Homosexual, Hope, Kristin Bell, Lesbian, obama, Pansexual, Protest, Queer, Same Sex, Self-Harm, Self-Injury, Straight, Suicide, Support System, Surviving, Trannie, Trans, Video, Violence | Leave a comment

Mrs. Clinton: It Will Get Better

October 19, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Posted in Acceptance, Activism, Allies, American, Bisexual, Bullying, Children, Dan Savage, Depression, Discrimination, Dyke, Equality, Fag, Friends, Gay, GBLT, Hillary Clinton, Homo, Homophobia, Homosexual, Hope, Kristin Bell, Lesbian, Queer | Leave a comment

It Gets Better…

September 25, 2010 at 12:15 am | Posted in Acceptance, Activism, Allies, Bisexual, Bullying, Cool, Dan Savage, Depression, Discrimination, Dyke, Equality, Fag, Friends, Gay, GBLT, Hate, Homo, Homophobia, Homosexual, Hope, Kids, Kristin Bell, Lesbian, Mental Health, Protest, Queer, Same Sex, Savage Love, Self-Harm, Self-Injury, Shame, Suicide, Support System, Surviving, The Stranger, Trannie, Trans, Violence | Leave a comment

Saddlebacking

January 29, 2009 at 12:16 am | Posted in Abstinence, Acceptance, Activism, Allies, Bisexual, Chastity, Dan Savage, Drama, Dyke, Equality, Fag, Gay, GBLT, Hate, Homo, Homophobia, Homosexual, Humor, Integrity, Kristin Bell, Lame-assness, Lesbian, obama, Pansexual, Protest, Purity Ball, Queer, Religious Right, Rick Warren, Saddlebacking, Savage Love, Seattle, Sex, Slog, Straight, The Stranger, Trannie, US Politics | 3 Comments

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Okay, boys and girls.

Here is the link for the saddlebacking website: http://saddlebacking.com/

Basically, this term has been coined in protest to Rick Warren, a cowering homophobe, having been invited to speak at the presidential inauguration. For more background on the coinage of this term, see this link and scroll to the bottom.

I hope that you will help by making this term popular! Enjoy! :) hehe

Notes on Schizophrenia: Probability/Social Aspects

December 1, 2008 at 12:20 am | Posted in Allies, Anti-depressants, Anti-psychotics, Friends, Haldol, Kristin Bell, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Problems, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Surviving, Violence | 7 Comments

So, schizophrenia sounds like a really friggin’ scary deal, and, it kind of is, but the odds are that you probably will not develop it. Interestingly enough, schizophrenia effects about 1 percent of the population worldwide according to most statistics. There also seems to be little variation to the 1 percent figure. In other words, developing and developed countries seem to have the same rates of illness. It seems that there is not one place that has more or less of the disease.

Here are some other figures provided by narsad.org, Continue Reading Notes on Schizophrenia: Probability/Social Aspects…

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November 14, 2008 at 7:55 pm | Posted in Acceptance, Activism, Allies, Bisexual, California, Discrimination, Dyke, Equality, Ethics, Fag, Family, Friends, Gay, GBLT, Hate, Homo, Homophobia, Homosexual, Kristin Bell, Lesbian, March, Marriage, Movement, Oregon, Organizing, Pansexual, Portland, Prop 8, Protest, Protesting, Queer, Rally, Same Sex, Straight, Trannie, US Politics, Vote, Wedding | 1 Comment

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November 13, 2008 at 7:23 pm | Posted in Acceptance, Activism, Allies, Bisexual, California, Discrimination, Dyke, Equality, Fag, Gay, GBLT, Homo, Homophobia, Homosexual, Kristin Bell, Lesbian, March, Marriage, Pansexual, Prop 8, Protest, Queer, Rally, Same Sex, Seattle, Slogified, The Stranger, US Politics, Wedding | 1 Comment

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Ironic

January 29, 2008 at 4:28 pm | Posted in Acceptance, Allies, Anti-anxiety meds, Anti-depressants, Anti-psychotics, Cry, Education, Family, Kristin Bell, Lunatic, Medicine, Mental Health, Mental Illness, NIMH, Psych Meds, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Psychiatry Denial, Psycho, Psychosis, Purpose, Research, Schizophrenia, Seattle, Surviving | Leave a comment

cryingWhat is ironic is that I’m here in a hotel room in Seattle up late at night watching the movie “Awakenings” just as I finish my own participation in research related to my own mental illness Continue Reading Ironic…

Steps To Body Acceptance #6

December 4, 2007 at 2:45 am | Posted in Acceptance, Activism, Allies, Anonymous, Anorexia, Anti-anxiety meds, Anti-depressants, Binge Eating, Body, Body Image, Bulimia, Compulsive Eating, Compulsive Exercising, Denial, Dental Care, Depression, Eating Disorders, EDNOS, Extended Plus Size, Fat, Fat Acceptance, Fat Hatred, Food, Friends, Hate, Kristin Bell, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mirror, Obsessions, Plus Size, Scales, Secrecy, Shame, Steps To Body Acceptance, Support System, Thin, Vegan, Vegetarian, Weight, Weightloss, Weightloss Industry | Leave a comment

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Well, it is that time of year: the holidays. I know that for people with eating disorders this can seem like the most terrible time of year. Whether you are facing holiday get-togethers with family, friends or co-workers or are just tempted by the food that is normally around, there is no doubt about it: if you have food issues these times will be hard. The thing I want to say about this is Continue Reading Steps To Body Acceptance #6…

College: The Pits

October 29, 2007 at 11:09 pm | Posted in Acceptance, Allies, Anonymous, Depression, Downers, Drama, Education, Friends, Kristin Bell, Mental Health, Old School, Oregon, Reading, Support System, Work | 9 Comments

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Okay, I have to admit this. College has really been the pits for me. It just wasn’t all I thought it was cracked up to be. I’ve gone to let me count them now…six different colleges for one huge spree of undergraduate education. I’m approximately $46,000 in debt and I have NO IDEA how I am going to pay that bill. Part of the Continue Reading College: The Pits…

Steps To Body Acceptance #4

August 28, 2007 at 12:15 am | Posted in Acceptance, Allies, Anorexia, Anti-depressants, Binge Eating, Body, Body Image, Bulimia, Compulsive Eating, Compulsive Exercising, Denial, Eating Disorders, EDNOS, Family, Fat, Fat Acceptance, Fat Hatred, Figure, Food, Friends, Health, Hiding, Kristin Bell, Mental Health, Obsessions, Plus Size, Scales, Secrecy, Shame, Steps To Body Acceptance, Thin, Weight, Weightloss, Weightloss Industry | 4 Comments

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I don’t really know how many of these steps there are going to be. I kind of just write about them as they pop into my head even though I may have given them some more thought previously. Anyway, on with step number four. Step number four has to do with dealing with the people you may encounter in your life and the people who are important to you. Just like Continue Reading Steps To Body Acceptance #4…

Tips And Tricks For Surviving A Mental Illness #4

July 31, 2007 at 2:43 am | Posted in Allies, Amblify, Anti-depressants, Anti-psychotics, Bipolar, Buspar, Counselor, Depakote, Depression, Discrimination, Effexor, Family, Friends, Geodon, Haldol, Haldol DEC, Haldol Decanoate, Kristin Bell, Lithium, MAO Inhibitors, Medicine, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mood Stabilizers, Navane, Paxil, People, Problems, Prozac, Psych Meds, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Psycho, Psychosis, Risperdal, Schizophrenia, Seroquel, Shame, Social Worker, Support System, Surviving, Therapist, Tips & Tricks, Trazadone, Trilifon, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Zyprexa | Leave a comment

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I guess I sort of tipped you off to what I was going to be talking about in tip number three. Well, this next tip cannot be underestimated. It is really important no matter who you are, but for people with mental illness it is extremely important. Continue Reading Tips And Tricks For Surviving A Mental Illness #4…

Chunky Dunk: Yah!

July 29, 2007 at 1:08 pm | Posted in Allies, Anorexia, Binge Eating, Bisexual, Bulimia, Chunky Dunk, Compulsive Eating, Compulsive Exercising, Cute, Discrimination, Dyke, Eating Disorders, EDNOS, Equality, Fag, Fat, Fat Acceptance, Friends, Fun, Health, Homo, Homosexual, Kristin Bell, Lesbian, Life, Pansexual, Queer, Relaxation, Same Sex, Shame, Swimming, Thin, Trannie | 2 Comments

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Well, I mentioned the other day that I might try going to Chunky Dunk and I did end up going. It was so much fun! I actually started to feel Continue Reading Chunky Dunk: Yah!…

Why People Hate Queers: No Idea!

July 22, 2007 at 4:35 pm | Posted in Allies, Bisexual, Boys/Men, Discrimination, Dyke, Equality, Fag, Grrls/Women, Hate, Homo, Homophobia, Homosexual, Intimacy, Kristin Bell, Pansexual, Queer, Same Sex, Sex, Straight, Trannie | 1 Comment

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I don’t understand why people hate each other for stupid things like whether or not someone has sex with someone of the same sex. Who really cares? Why do homophobic people get all up in arms and flail about saying it is disgusting and wrong? It is neither disgusting nor wrong. Well, I mean sex between two non-consenting people can be disgusting and wrong, but sex between two consenting adults…there’s nothing wrong with that! Continue Reading Why People Hate Queers: No Idea!…

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