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Adiósbeautifulwreckcowboys and catwalks

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 06:53:28 +0000

I started this blog eight years ago. It was an outlet for my trials and tribulations with bipolar, with taking medication and trying to get my Abilify, psychotherapy, stigma, the progress of writing my memoir, etc. I’ve been in recovery from bipolar the entire eight years I have maintained this blog. I’ve had little blips, […]

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It’s Been Awhile…beautifulwreckSophia Smith signSophia Smith bldg

Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:18:12 +0000

First, I’m aware I haven’t been blogging much for quite a while. I’ll do a longer post about that sometime before the end of this year. I’ve just been hustling freelance work to pay for the rent, groceries, healthcare, etc. Right now I’m in Northampton, Massachusetts, doing research at the beautiful Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College. […]

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Review & Interview: Beautiful Wreck – Sex, Lies & SuicideFeatured Image -- 2554beautifulwreck

Sat, 26 Sep 2015 18:19:14 +0000

Originally posted on blahpolar:
Isn’t that a great title? I’d pick that book up regardless of its bipolar content.  I felt as if death wouldn’t be a shock because I had already died and was only shambling through the motions of living and relating to others, as if I were a robot or a zombie.…

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My Comments on World Suicide Prevention Day 2015 – Stayin’ AlivebeautifulwreckMy birthday bouquet

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:21:43 +0000

This is what I posted over at my spanglish familia: Motherhood, Mental Illness, and Metamorphosis’ MEDS COCKTAIL PARTY SEPTEMBER 10th World Suicide Prevention Day: It’s September 10th – World Suicide Prevention Day AND my 52nd birthday! I’ve made it over 10 years longer than I ever thought I would be alive, and very glad I am. I hope for […]

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Shaming people with mental illness in the name of gun reformbeautifulwreckgun an dmentall illness

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:03:29 +0000

THIS is what is shameful, this sign, ad, whatever it is #ShameOnKennethCole:

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Death & Taxes – 2015 editionbeautifulwreckHoboken and Beyond April 2006Love You DawnKen Hoboken

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:00:36 +0000

Ken would have appreciated my ironic title of this posting on the anniversary of his death, April 25, as he was no fan of the IRS; Uncle Sam was, to him, the ultimate Scrooge. As I write this, I am sitting in a friend’s apartment in Alkmaar, The Netherlands, where I am conducting research about […]

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Praise for Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies & Suicidebeautifulwreckbeautifulwreck300x300

Sun, 08 Feb 2015 09:53:10 +0000

“A deeply personal account of the difficulties faced by people suffering from mental illness… Schroeder’s brutally honest memoir reveals the extraordinary effort required to take control of one’s mental and emotional health.” –Publishers Weekly “A riveting and painfully honest account, Beautiful Wreck not only demonstrates the importance of humor and perseverance in the face of mental illness, but […]

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: HEADCASE: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Writers & Artists on Mental Illnessbeautifulwreck

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:13:48 +0000

HEADCASE: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Writers & Artists on Mental Illness CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. 

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