Mental Health Recovery Stories - OC87 Recovery Diaries

Bipolar-ish: Q&A with Musician Deidre Young

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A few months back, OC87 Recovery Diaries was sent a link to a song called “Bipolar-ish.” It was a funky, upbeat tune. The song was credited to an artist named H-Town Butta, and honestly, it caught me off guard. I loved the song’s friendly, pop sensibility, the layers of sound in the production, and the  playful — yet honest — lyrics about her lived experience. (I can’t lie, my moods do swing, but that’s OK, it’s an everyday thing, first comes the joy and then comes the sadness . . .”).  read more…

Danielle Hark & The Broken Light Collective

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Meet Danielle Hark, passionate mental health advocate and wellness warrior. And while she wrestles with many mental health issues, she is also a stunning photographer who explores our delicate world with the help of her camera.

In fact, she says, it was photography that saved her from death after one of her most severe “crashes” during a particularly dark time.  read more…

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