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Mental Illness Mental Brilliance

Mental Illness Mental Brilliance

By Te-Erika Patterson
Maybe It's not mental illness, it's mental brilliance.
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E49- The End
Thank you for exploring mental health with me! Visit to follow me to my next adventure!
December 21, 2018
E48- Motivate Yourself
Feeling a little disheartened by my lack of progress so I decide to motivate myself.
December 18, 2018
E47- Am I Open To Love?
Seems like I have been blocking love from my life lately. Is there ever a good reason for that?
December 18, 2018
E46- She’s Teaching Me About Love
I have a friend I have nothing in common with. Loving her is easy but conversation is not.
December 15, 2018
E45- Overtime On My Couch
All of this pushing for my goals is driving me crazy. Breaking down today.
December 14, 2018
E44- I’m So Delusional
My reality may not be as great as my life in my head but that’s okay.
December 14, 2018
E43- I’m Stuck On This Planet
I can’t get off this planet and it’s so lonely here.
December 05, 2018
E42- When I’m Out Of Control
I have a standard for excellence which isn’t always a good thing.
December 01, 2018
E41- Mental Illness is Normal for Me
Accepting that every part of my life is normal for me, including mental illness. And it’s okay.
November 30, 2018
E40- Mommy’s Mentally Ill
My kids help me through my mental health issues. Everything turned out just fine.
November 30, 2018
E39- I’m So Obsessive
Excessive. Obsessive. Crazed. All adds up to one accomplished woman.
November 29, 2018
E38- So Angry With My Past
After reading Michelle Obama’s memoir I am even angrier with my past.
November 25, 2018
E37- Here Comes My Peace
I stopped focusing on my mental health issues and I found my peace in an unlikely place.
November 23, 2018
E36- I’m Not Suicidal But...
I am not suicidal but I have an interesting appreciation for death.
November 18, 2018
E35- Does Your Mental Illness Define You?
You get to decide if your mental illness defines you?
November 13, 2018
E34- Is My Mental Brilliance Standing in the Way of My Success?
I’m wondering if my mental brilliance is standing in the way of my success.
November 13, 2018
E33- 5 Mental Illnesses Every Great Leader Needs
How can a mental disorder help you on your path to greatness? Listen to 5 mental illnesses every great leader needs.
November 08, 2018
E32- Considering Suicide
Going through a depressive episode at the moment. Trying to think of reasons to live.
November 05, 2018
E31- She Uses Hypnosis to Treat Mental Health Issues
Michelle Dowell-Vest is a Clinical Hypnosis who says hypnosis is a viable treatment for mental health issues.
November 01, 2018
E30- Accepting the Pattern of Your Mental Illness
It’s that time of month again. The time when depression hits but I won’t let it overwhelm me. I know the pattern.
October 30, 2018
E29- My Father Says He Is a Targeted Individual
I am reading excerpts from an article by Jean Guerrero who shares the story of her father who was believed to be a paranoid schizophrenic. This article appeared on in October 28, 2018.
October 30, 2018
E28- Will Someone Love Me & My Mental Illness?
Saw a great example of love for a woman who was mentally ill and it made me wonder if it could happen to me.
October 29, 2018
E27- I Live a Solitary Life
I live in isolation. I am basically a recluse and that’s alright with me.
October 27, 2018
E26- He Won’t Allow Bi Polar Disorder To Turn Him Into a Victim
In this interview with Justin Peck, author of Bulletproof, he explains how he manages his bi polar disorder.
October 25, 2018
E25- What Is My Anxiety Telling Me?
Today I realized that there is a pattern to my anxiety attacks. I can stop them but it will take some dedicated work.
October 23, 2018
E24- It’s Not Mental Illness, It’s Mental Brilliance
Are you feeling hopeless about the fact that someone has told you that you are mentally ill? What if they were wrong?
October 20, 2018
E23- The Ocean Really Does Relieve Anxiety
My anxiety returned this morning. I went to the beach and was healed.
October 19, 2018
E22- Why Would You Consider Suicide?
I have considered suicide many times in my past. Here is why and what I do to move past it.
October 18, 2018
E21- Anxiety Now
Another anxiety attack forces me to recognize a pattern. Can I stop it?
October 17, 2018
E20- Harriet Tubman Saw Visions of Freedom
Harriett Tubman was a slave who escaped and became free. She is noted by historian to have mental health issues that led to seeing visions.
October 15, 2018
E19- Nikola Teslas’s Weirdness
Nikola Tesla was weird but no one can deny his brilliance.
October 15, 2018
E18- When You’re Not Normal
I am not normal and I decided that it's the best way to be.
October 15, 2018
E17- A Break from Anxiety at the Beach
After a severe anxiety attack I head to the beach for self care and examine my limits in relationships.
October 15, 2018
E16- Anxiety Now
Currently in the midst of an anxiety attack with depressive thoughts.
October 14, 2018
E15- Is it Mentally Healthy to Have A Work Personality?
One of my weaknesses is fitting into work environments. My college friend said that I must change my personality at work in order to succeed.
October 14, 2018
E14- Selena Gomez Hospitalized After Mental Breakdown
Singer Selena Gomez is in the news after reports of a mental breakdown leads to hospitalization.
October 14, 2018
E13- Can I Live a Simple Life?
I read an article that argued that it's difficult for smart people to be happy. Seems that those who live a simple life can.
October 13, 2018
E12- Fired On My Day Off
When you can't keep a job does it mean something is wrong with you Mentally?
October 13, 2018
E11- I Talk To Myself
I talk to myself out loud. Do you want to listen?
October 12, 2018
E10- Managing Anxiety & Depression with CBD Oil
Interview- Robert is a freelance writer with severe anxiety and depression and he uses CBD oil to reduce his symptoms.
October 12, 2018
E9- Managing OCD Symptoms Successfully
Alyssa Patmos shares her history with OCD and how she is managing life and success.
October 11, 2018
E8- Alternatives to Collaborating with Mental Health Issues
Interview- I chat with Dave about the model he created that eliminates collaboration issues with people who experience mental health issues. Learn more at
October 11, 2018
E7- Sometimes Depression Is Comforting
Since reducing the number of depressive episodes in my life I have realized that Depression used to be comforting to me. Not anymore.
October 07, 2018
E6- 10 Ridiculous Signs of Mental Illness
I found these 10 Signs of Mental Illness and I think they are wrong.
October 06, 2018
E5- My Anxiety Lasts All Day Long
My anxiety attacks dont go away. I have found a remedy but it's not easy to find.
October 06, 2018
E4- Is Lorna Byrne Retarded?
Lorna Byrne claims she sees and speaks with angels every day. As a youth she was labeled retarded. Is she?
October 05, 2018
E3- Understanding Why People Hurt You
How do I gain a sense of understanding about why people have hurt me in the past?
October 05, 2018
E2- The Beginning of My Mental Illness
Looking back, when did I first notice signs of mental illness? Explore with me.
October 05, 2018
E1- So What if I Am Mentally Ill?
I am a Mentally Ill Black Woman who also happens to be creatively brilliant. Get to know me.
October 04, 2018