“The Day I Brought My Kids to My Psychiatrist Appointment” on Scary Mommy!

This piece was an important one for me to write, even though the situation was nerve-wracking for me at the time. In order to tear down those walls erected by stigma, we have to take advantage of these situations with our kids! The Day I Brought My Kids to my Psychiatrist Appointment is on Scary Mommy, and I hope it will resonate with you! If it does, please share it on your favorite form of social media.

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The Reality of Surviving Mental Illness Through Humor

Once upon a time there was this blogger named Jessica who had been very open about her life with Bipolar Disorder. She wrote about it, talked about it, and probably made a few people uncomfortable because stigma is everywhere. She had learned that her mental illness didn’t have to keep her from having a happy, awesomely productive life, and wanted everyone around her to know the same thing… especially people who might be dealing with their own mental illnesses privately. One day, Jessica was scrolling through Facebook and trying to ignore kids screaming for various things, when she saw a post about Panic Disorder by a typically hilarious blogger named Alyson Herzig. I mean, Alyson’s blog name is The Shitastrophy-Need I say more? The woman has humor-writing chops, and has a huge fan base to prove it. Jessica read the piece on Panic Disorder, where Alyson discussed a very embarrassing situation that she had experienced the weekend prior while at a huge writer’s conference. On impulse, Jessica sent Alyson a private message on Facebook just to say that she admired that Alyson had spoken publicly about her mental illness, that she suffered from Bipolar Disorder, and had begun to notice…

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I’m On Typical Parent Tuesdays at DrPsychMom.Com!

I’m so excited to be featured on Typical Parent Tuesdays by Dr. Samantha Rodman at Dr. Psych Mom. She does this amazing series each week to show others what REAL parenting looks like. Go check it out and see what parenting moment embarrasses me the most. I seriously still feel bad about it. And tell Samantha “Thanks” for having me on her website! Check out her Bachelor recaps while you’re there…. HILARIOUS. Herd Management on Typical Parent Tuesdays

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