Criminal Justice and Legal Field, Featured, Random Musings, Treatment

Bipolar Brain Block to Cell Block

No matter how much I try, or how many writing prompts or exercises I try, I just can’t seem to write these days. A lot of people suggest to, “write what you know.”  Well, sometimes what I know just gets kind of boring.  It feels redundant.  How many posts can I write about what I’m feeling like today, or what …

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Another anniversary. Do you celebrate this one?

Anniversaries are intended to be dates that you remember and commemorate because it is some type of a milestone. There are wedding anniversaries, anniversaries of the date you were hired at your place of employment, anniversaries of sobriety dates, I think you get the point. But today, today is an anniversary that I’m very conflicted about. There are many reasons …

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Why a mental health advocate cares about crime, justice, prisons, prosecutors and laws

Some of you have known me for many years as friends, relatives, colleagues, or just through my writing and advocacy work on other sites, and I thank you so much for still supporting me and following my journey! Many are just starting to get to know me, The Bipolar Hot Mess, as a blogger, an advocate, and slowly as a …

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How to be “cool” the Chicago Way ?….

OR, not.  More like “How to Be a Disgusting Excuse For A Human Being As Demonstrated By Chicago Teens.“ I just read this article on the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/16/fatal-beating-posted-on-facebook_n_1675933.html?utm_hp_ref=chicago&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009)  These teens found a 62-year old father of 12 hunting for aluminum cans to help supplement his income to support his family.  They beat him up and stole the $60 he …

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A SERIOUS ISSUE!! STOP VIOLENCE AND HATE CRIMES

As most of you know, my younger sister (Sister Hot Mess) is 17 years old and has Alopecia. (At the time of this post, she was 17.  Yesterday, New Years Day 2014, she turned 23) Alopecia aereata is a genetic autoimmune disease for which there is no known cure, YET! This type of disease does not only affect adults, but …

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