A Brief Introduction

    I would like to formally welcome you to the Barefooted Mind blog! My goal is to bring you curated content from around the internet and guest writers that will share their experiences with and knowledge about mental illness and the stigmas surrounding mental diseases in their societies. I would also like to point out that we have a forum that is in its infancy and that it needs your help! Please follow the links above and find a topic that suits you and share your personal expertise on the goings-on in your own mind, the familiarities you’re accustomed to with a loved one, or ask a question about something that piques your curiosity. However, it must be said, nothing you read on this website is to be taken as medical advice. You must seek the help of a mental health professional or medical emergency team if you require immediate attention. 

    Now then. Let us begin our journey together; learning and sharing, searching and embracing. I’m the one that is making my way barefooted; both physically and ideologically. Barefootedness represents a connection with a topic. It means there is nothing between you and your wanderings across the land. I invite you to take off your shoes, flex your toes and meander along life’s path. 

    Second disclaimer: I use labels. I’m not a person-first speaker. It never bothers me to say that in someone’s case, schizophrenic and bipolar in my own, is, in part, their disease. If that offends you, please let me know, and when I address you in regards to your preference, I will do my best to accommodate you. I certainly do not believe our diseases define us, but I have come to terms with my situation and own it!  

    Coming up: I will be posting a multi-installment set focusing on my story; my path.