Misdiagnosed With Depression: A Circuitous Journey to Bipolar

October 2016 Today marks my first ever meeting with a psychiatrist. A good ole crazy people doctor for good ole crazy me. The psychiatrist turns out to be a sweet, bubbly, round-faced young woman who looks more like a favorite elementary school teacher than a psychiatrist, but in a good way. I like her immediately. … Continue reading Misdiagnosed With Depression: A Circuitous Journey to Bipolar

My daughter,     Jessica. Part 1

TRIGGER WARNING: A very beautiful and powerful story told from a mother’s perspective about how her daughter ended her life. Please read.

Her mission is our mission


This is my beautiful daughter. Born 4-17-86 died 3-10-15. Her death certificate says she died by a gun shot wound. That’s only part of the truth. That doesn’t explain the real cause which is Mental Illness, more specific Depression and Bipolar disorder.

Jessica was in The top 20 of her high school class, 2004. She was in sideline cheer as well as the competitive cheer team, she ran track and had 3 amazing friends. She also had a little brother, Clayton who was 14 years younger than her but they were great friends.

She was far from perfect, I know she smoked and I know she tried some drugs and drinking but she kept up her grades and was very responsible. After high school she attended Aquinas College and graduated in 2008. Soon after she was working at Pine Rest Hospital at the north east clinic as an administrative secretary…

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I Was Nominated for The Mystery Blogger Award!!

Thank you to Okoto Enigma for creating "The Mystery Blogger" award and connecting bloggers in a new and hilarious way. And thank you to https://myloudbipolarwhispers.com for nominating me! I am honored and humbled by your random act of kindness. She is another ~bipolar 1~ sista, so if you like my blog, I bet you will love hers! Rules … Continue reading I Was Nominated for The Mystery Blogger Award!!

’13 Reasons Why’ We Need to Continue the Mental Health Conversation

Just so you know, this article is more, well, jarring than mine usually are. The whole ‘13 Reasons Why’ debate lights a fire within me—the Netflix series is not dangerous, it is a wakeup call, so please stop attacking Selena—and I think I’ve channeled that energy into my writing.   If you were wondering: yes, … Continue reading ’13 Reasons Why’ We Need to Continue the Mental Health Conversation

Lions and Tigers and Guest Posts, oh my!

Hello my loves! I have written a new guest blog to explain bipolar and mental illnesses in general using some insightful, famous quotes. Please check it out and let me know what you think by commenting either on this post or on Marje's! https://mjmallon.com/…/guest-post-cat-davis-four-quotes-to…/ Also, don't forget to look at my other guest post on … Continue reading Lions and Tigers and Guest Posts, oh my!