"The Living with a Brain Disorder project aims to provide unedited insight into the mysterious mind of brain disorder patients"

It is essential for the world to see how people with brain disorders truly feel, to reveal the impact of brain disorder stigmatization and discrimination, and to explicate the varying roots of stigmatization - marked by bias, distrust, stereotyping, fear, embarrassment, anger, and/or avoidance. Only if we present our information free and open-access via a wide variety of mediums and in many languages will we reach and educate a global audience.

Sponsored by GNIF, the Living with a Brain Disorder project aims to provide unedited insight into the often mysterious minds of brain disorder patients by publishing interviews and professional commentary with afflicted individuals of mental health and neurological or "brain" disorders (e.g. Alzheimer's, autism, bipolar disorder, depression, developmental disabilities, Parkinson's, and schizophrenia). The project will encompass the world spectrum of afflicted individuals to identify socio-geographical etiologies, impact of stigmatization, access of medical and mental health information and treatment options, and other features of health promotion.

Name Age Group Gender Condition
Nicole 26-30 Female Bipolar 2 Disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Kelly 41-45 Female BiPolar 1 with rapid cycling-PSTD-Anxiety-Insomnia-Fibromyalgia. With Psychiatrist and Rumatologist in February 2000
Paula 16-20 Female Anorexia Nervosa in January 2002 at Children\'s Hospital in Omaha, NE Moderate depression and insomnia in November 2004 at Physician\'s Clinic in Omaha, NE

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