Posts tagged writing

My Bipolar Backback

My Bipolar Backback

For years I cranked out newspaper feature stories, unaware that my own tale of misery lurked around the bend. I wrote about a 12-year-old girl whose evil stepfather’s treatment propelled her to live under a highway bridge. I interviewed a poor elderly woman who resorted to a regular diet of canned dog food. And then the writing stopped […]

How Letter Writing Saved Me From Depression

How Letter Writing Saved Me From Depression

Hannah Brencher shares how helping others through anonymous love letter writing saved her from a deep depression and started a movement that has continued to help thousands of people suffering from depression.

Past, Present & Future

Past, Present & Future

Then in 2008 at age 18 I was diagnosed with schizophrenia. I was hearing voices, suffered what was considered delusions and hallucinations, attempted suicide and episodic psychosis.