Author Archives: Kitt O'Malley

Irritable. Hypomanic. Parenting Fail.

Trying to keep hypomania at bay. NAMI training this weekend. IBPF panel next Tuesday. Frustrated with parenting newly adult son with social anxiety and migraines.…

Next Tuesday: International #Bipolar Foundation Panel

International Bipolar Foundation Women’s Mental Health Panel July 31, 2018 at 6PM Mission Valley Library 2123 Fenton Parkway San Diego, CA 92108 Ask about my and other women’s experiences living with bipolar disorder. To attend, register HERE.

Favorite #MentalHealth Email Lists

My favorite mental health resources via email (and websites)…

Should I Change My Book?

As I’ve grieved my father’s recent death, I’ve thought about updating my book. Not right away. Maybe I’m just trying to get my mind off his passing. Still, please help me decide. Here’s the thing: my blog subtitle reads “Love, Learn &…

Grief is a Blessing

There is something both beautiful and sorrowful when someone or something dies. Something spiritual lives on. Love persists and is a blessing. --Kitt O'Malley…

Happy Father’s Day to My Departed Father and to My Husband

Blessed with fond memories of my father, a loving father and grandfather. Grateful to have my husband, a loving and devoted father, by my side. That baby boy is now 6' tall!…

Sarah Fader Guest Post: ADHD & Career

For many years I could not hold a job. I did not know why because at the time I didn’t realize that I had ADHD. It is only one of my mental illnesses, and it is the condition that gets…

If the National Suicide Hotline puts you on hold, where else can you call?

Originally posted on Hufsa Ahmad:
In light of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spades’ suicides, both discussion of suicide and calls to suicide hotlines have peaked. I have heard some people share that when they call the National Suicide Hotline (800-273-8255),…

Stigma of Invisible Disability

Recently read Work Ethic, a post by bpnurse, in which she discusses her life since she stopped working and went on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). People judge those of us with invisible disabilities. We even judge ourselves. Someone once…

How I’ve Been Grieving Lately

Before my father passed away, I planned to attend the Sunriver Writers’ Summit. Unfortunately, the summit followed only a month after his death, and I felt too raw to attend. Social gatherings overwhelm and exhaust me and can trigger mood…