A coffee company chief recovers from ‘CEO’s disease’

Bipolar disorder, he continues, “makes you completely incapable of understanding how your actions affect other people. You have great ideas and you just dump them on other people and move to the next thing.”

14 Common Misconceptions About People Who Go to Therapy

from Huffington Post… No one ever hears a friend say “I have a doctor’s appointment” and immediately thinks that they must be rich or weak or crazy. It’s generally the right and less stubborn thing to see a professional when our body is injured or feels “atypical.” But if someone wants to see a therapist for their mental health, […]

‘I Don’t Believe in God, but I Believe in Lithium’ My 20-year struggle with bipolar disorder.

from the new york times… The manila folder is full of faded faxes. The top sheet contains a brief description of my first medically confirmed manic episode, more than 20 years ago, when I was admitted as a teenager to U.C.L.A.’s Neuropsychiatric Institute: “Increased psychomotor rate, decreased need for sleep (about two to three hours […]

10 Tips to Stay in Balance

There is no such thing as living life in a state of perfect balance. We are either going toward balance or away from it, much as a child does balancing her weight standing on a teeter-totter. When our lives tip away from balance we are less able to deal with stress and we become dissatisfied.

My Lovely Wife In The Psych Ward

This is a wonderful story about a man, madly in love with his wife, who has gone mad. He talks about madness, psychiatry, trying to help without getting in the way, and about the dilemmas he has faced. It’s really worth the read if you have about twenty minutes to spare. Read the full post […]

Harnessing depression: One Ars writer’s journey

This is a beautiful piece of writing about a father’s and son’s struggle with depression. I think it’s an optimistic piece, showing that you can live with depression, or at least make adjustments for it… In his final piece for Ars, Dave Girard talks about life with depression. by Dave Girard – Oct 19 2014, 3:00pm EDT 333 Aurich […]

British Psychiatrists Under Attack

British Psychological Society to launch attack on rival profession, casting doubt on biomedical model of mental illness There is no scientific evidence that psychiatric diagnoses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are valid or useful, according to the leading body representing Britain’s clinical psychologists. The Guardian reported that the British Psychological Society it’s time for a paradigm […]

Anatomy of An Epidemic

This is a must read for anyone who takes a psychoactive drug. It’s brilliantly written and well researched. I think he makes some excellent points on the nature of how Mental Illness is diagnosed and treated in western countries. Could the meds actually be causing mental illness? Read it and find out what he says… […]

Bipolar: The ‘New Normal’

Robin Flanigan wrote a very good piece in BP Canada in which she discusses how people suffering from bipolar disorder can adapt and have the power to decide where to set your goalposts for a fulfilling future. She quotes me based on an interview we did last year. Here is an except from the article: It […]

Huffington Post Blog

I submit most of my writing and articles on Huffington Post where I’ve been writing for the past year. They are on a variety of topics. Have a look at a sample of the most recent posts: Bradley Foster MA, is the founder of Giant Steps Coaching, a Toronto-based life coaching practice and BradleyFoster.ca, his […]