#mentalhealthmonday – a tragic kind of wonderful review

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom - terrible name, pretty good book. Fair warning: there will be some spoilers.  For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm’s length. And when a former friend confronts … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – a tragic kind of wonderful review

#mentalhealthmonday – what to say to people with mental illnesses

So last week I wrote a post about lots of the things that you should never say to someone with a mental illness. This week, I'm going to tackle things that might actually help, which is much, much trickier. As always, this is my personal opinion. Everyone's experience with mental health is different, and what … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – what to say to people with mental illnesses