Kim Rosenthal, MD

Author and psychiatrist

Who would think life could bring such misery? Sometimes life feels like a load of bricks holding you to the ocean floor.  Your vision is blocked, you can’t move, can’t breathe… but that isn’t life.  That’s mental illness.  That’s depression, bipolar, panic, trauma, Schizophrenia, and substance abuse.  I know.  That’s why I wrote this website… to bring hope and the occasional chuckle to your world.  There’s misery, yes, but there are a lot of people overcoming that misery.​

​Welcome to, a place where you win the lottery at least once/year and a historian follows you around recording what you do right. features over 120+ articles about diagnosis, treatment, self-help, and reflections on life. We’re also home to the Wacky and Wonderful Recovery Workbook (WW) and are currently starting an online literary magazine, the Wacky and Wonderful Library, for people who wish to laugh and reflect bright auras despite their experience with adversity.  (Check out the WW library website. Submissions wanted!) 

Thanks for visiting — and don’t move. Your lottery ticket and personal historian are on their way.​​​​

About the author

Dr. Kim Rosenthal is a board-certified psychiatrist at a state hospital in North Carolina.  She works with the severely mentally ill and criminally insane — and believes there’s hope for everyone.  Rosenthal has been practicing medicine for 19 years.  She wouldn’t trade it for the world.  

Rosenthal writes both fiction and nonfiction.  She’s published half a dozen short stories in various anthologies and was a featured author at the Chicago Bookseller’s Fair.  Her other true love is novel-writing.  For more info, check out her bio.

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Substance abuse counselor, brain coach, creativity guru, and humorist in one, the Wacky and Wonderful Recovery Workbook (WW) helps people get past addiction and enjoy life sober.  

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