Tag: success

What Can We Learn from Autism Advocates?

Autism advocates have done an excellent job of creating awareness. The word bipolar, by contrast, provokes fear, anger, and despair. Why?

Success can be measured in many ways.

Success can be laughter around the dinner table, a peaceful evening and a good night’s sleep.  It can be executing the ordinary skills of daily living, like grocery shopping, washing laundry and taking out the trash.

Success is a quiet morning, a day of good health, and a day out of the hospital.  It is the companionable enjoyment of friends and family. It is witnessed in moments of independence, self-control and self-determination. It can be as simple as accepting a “no” and moving on.

Melody's Story Pt 2 (of 2): Iranian-American Author & Attorney Busts Bipolar Stigma & Islamophobia

Mental illness can be a source of broken dreams; depression is the number one disability in the world according to the World Health Organization. But can a person actually use her mental illness to become wildly successful? To solve this riddle, hear the conclusion of 32-yo Melody Moezzi's story–Melody is an author, attorney, and advocate.


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