Category Archives: The Myth of Mental Illness

The healing journey continues

This blog is rather multifunctional, but one of the primary reasons I write is because I’m on a healing journey and I write to chronicle the journey, in hopes that the things I’m learning about during this process might be … Continue reading

Posted in ADD, adult child of alcoholics, adult survivors of abuse, Bipolar, Bipolar Misdiagnosis, Borderline Personality Disorder, Child abuse, Complex-PTSD, Connection, Creating, Creativity, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Healing, Hope, Joy, Mindfulness, Moods, Peace, Personal growth, R.D. Laing, Sadness, Soul, Soul wounds, Spiritual Teacher, spirituality, The Myth of Mental Illness, Thomas Szasz | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

The Gas Light Effect

I’m reprinting a blog post I wrote years ago on another one of my blogs, in 2009 (with updates in brackets and at the end).  Periodically I like to re-post blog posts with updates…to remind me where I was and … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Being Genuine, Carl Rogers, Complex-PTSD, Emotionally Absent Mother, Kay Redfield Jamison, Madness, Manic Depressive, Mindfulness, Moods, Motherhood, Narcissistic Mothers, Personal growth, PTSD triggers, Soul wounds, The Gas Light Effect, The Myth of Mental Illness, Virginia Satir | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

The myth of mental illness

I read up a lot about mental illness, mostly because most of my life I was feeling like I was on the verge of going crazy.  Except, I could never quite go completely over the abyss, which I often thought … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Complex-PTSD, depression, existential depression, Madness, Moods, Motherhood, The Myth of Mental Illness | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments