KATHY BROADY

A Wonderful Website by Cathy Brody, MSW

Mental Illness is a Human Condition!

100% OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WILL SUFFER FROM A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS!

Early Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Act

  My mother died of an opioid overdose in June, 2011. We will never know for certain whether she did it on purpose, or if she simply misjudged. All I know for sure is that she is dead.     I myself suffered from addiction to opioids from early adulthood until June, 2015. This July [...]

Learning to Live with DID

First, let me begin this post with an apology.   Several months ago, I stated I was going to begin a series of posts about the ten stages involved with learning to live with the effects dissociative identity disorder. However, life got in the way and I didn’t carry through with that promise.   Well, [...]

Welcome to the Real World, Shirley Jean Davis

Everyone has bad times, even Shirley Jean Davis.

The Crime of Stigma Must End

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a fact that most of you are already aware. The goal of having a month in honor of those who live with mental health challenges is to start a conversation about mental illness. Only if mental illness is brought out into the bright sunlight can it be recognized not [...]

The Reality of Living with Misophonia

Since I do not fully grasp the horrors of misphonia, I am quoting the following explanation I have taken from WebMD. WebMD: Misphonia   Do nails on a chalkboard make you cringe? Imagine if a sound could make you panic or fly into a rage.   This is the case with misophonia -- a strong dislike or hatred of specific [...]

Body Image and DID

There are many parts of living with dissociative identity disorder that is difficult. They include not knowing from moment to moment if you have lost time, facing people who are upset because you have no idea what they are talking about and the never-ending fight to stay ahead of depression and anxiety. However, one of [...]