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bvossybaer

California
I joined your community because I think I might be married to a disguised narcissist. I was hoping you can help me figure it out. I knew there is something wrong with him and his family but I never considered NPD. When a US military base psychologist brought up the idea I looked up NPD on Wikipedia and I didn’t take it too seriously because he did not match the symptoms described. His...

Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Tucson, Arizona
I am an educator, writer, author, speaker and mental health advocate. My goals are to be loving, educate, encourage, empower those affected by mental illness, abolish mental illness myths & misunderstandings, eradicate stigma surrounding diseases of the brain,write creatively, speak provocatively, live passionately, and inspire hope. In addition to managing my own website, I regularly...

davidelliot

Whitianga, New Zealand
My Story   I was taken to hospital mid December 2007 aged 45 due to having a grand mal seizure or fit. CT scan confirmed our fears of a brain tumour, 2.5 cm in the left parietal lobe.   I had previously experienced a few discreet episodes of having difficulty talking and reading and the tumour was located in the part of my brain used for language.  The tumour was on the...
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Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven

San Francisco, California
My name is Christine. I have been living with several mental illnesses since childhood. Over the years I have been taught numerous coping methods and techniques. It is my hope that in sharing my stories (along with what I've learned and continue to learn) that others can benefit from them as well.

Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook

Clearwater, Florida
I am a socially conscious, feminist, 33-year old, with a dry sense of humor, and a compassionate soul. I started my blog about my life with Schizophrenia long ago when I was in the middle of psychosis and not on any medication for it. Now, I have been receiving proper medical treatment for this biological illness for a few years, and I am doing much better. I keep up the blog to share...

Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven

Grand Blanc, Michigan
Biography I am Dr. Hal Sommerschield. I have my Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University. I also have a BA degree from the University of Michigan, a B.D. degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and a M.A. degree from Michigan State University. I decided to become a psychologist after taking a high school class, which introduced me to Sigmund Freud's theories....

Liz Janill Patient Expert

California
Hi, my name is Liz. I am a Special Ed. teacher in Texas. I previously taught 5th grade Math for a lot of years and just two years ago was offered a job of working with students who have special needs. My mother was severely bipolar all of my life starting when I was 18 months old.  I was her primary care-giver for much of those years. After her death, almost five years ago, I thought at...

kim m.

nashville, Tennessee
i am a creative, thoughtful mentally ill human being. i write a blog focusing primarily on mental illness and the stigma that still exists. occasionally i write a bit on politics. and sometimes i write about the entertainment industry since it’s the field i’ve worked in for nearly 11 years. a little background on my mental illness: i was diagnosed with depression at the age...

aimee

Grandview, Missouri
SWF,I havethe following "Mental Illnesses": Major Depression Recurent,DID,PTSD,OCD,Panic Disorder,Agorophobia,&Social Phobia- so I don't get out except 3 times a week at most, and I have no friends. I do meet people when I have to go to the Mental Hospital, but they're really not the best "kind" of "friend". It ALWAYS,(no matter how nice i really am to...

bipolar chick

Raleigh, North Carolina
I am many things. Personally: wife, mother, daughter, friend.  Professionally: writer, speaker, web creator, blogger.  Health wise:  I am diabetic, a migraine sufferer and I AM  BIPOLAR. None of these things are enough on their own to describe me.  I am not simply one of these things; I am all of them and so much more.  The puzzle of me is a colorful mosaic of...