Kim Rosenthal, MD

Author and psychiatrist

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Who would think life could bring such misery?  Sometimes it 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 kimrosenthalmd.com, a place where you win the lottery at least once/year and a historian follows you around recording what you do right. Kimrosenthalmd.com 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 WW library, for people who wish to laugh and reflect bright auras despite their experience with adversity.  By the end of the year, we should have a newsletter, e-book, and self-exploration course up and running. Stay tuned!

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


Kim Rosenthal MD is a board-certified psychiatrist who holds medical licenses in Hawaii, Maine, and North Carolina. She practices inpatient psychiatry at a state mental health facility, where most of her patients have resided long-term.  This website is devoted to them.

Featured books and articles

Substance abuse counselor, brain coach, creativity guru, and humorist in one, the Wacky and Wonderful Recovery Workbook (WW) helps people stay clean from drugs and find humor, creativity, and purpose in recovery.  

Mental Health and You is a blog and psychiatric database with more than 120 articles, ranging from info about the benefits of aging, Asperger’s, and dealing with insomnia to humor and random reflections. 

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