As a young twenty-something, many of my friends and fellow Millenials have credit card debt. We live in a culture of fast spending, fast cash, and consumerism. Add on student … Continue reading Money and Mania: Managing Spending While Bipolar
Sometimes I’m mean. I used to blame this on my anxiety, but it turns out I’m occasionally just an asshole. I’ve always had a tough time controlling my anger. When … Continue reading The Many Faces of Anger
1 in 4 Americans suffer from a mental disorder, and out of those millions of Americans, 5.7 million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder, characterized by erratic moods consisting of mania … Continue reading Living Well With Bipolar Disorder
It is important to have the ability to state your needs when it comes to friends, or even family members. The communication style you use can determine how you respond … Continue reading Communication Styles
I’ve always loved Autumn. Actually, that’s a lie, I didn’t always love it. As someone who doesn’t like to be cold (and is always cold), Autumn used to mean the … Continue reading The Importance of Comfy Pants
Anyone who has dealt with a mental illness knows how frustrating it is to not feel understood. Sometimes befriending another person who struggles with a mental disorder makes you feel … Continue reading When Friends Interfere With Recovery
I have type 2 bipolar disorder, and I struggle to get anything done. Let me explain. Bipolar disorder imparts upon me varying degrees of productivity. Science has helpfully illustrated this with … Continue reading Bipolar Disorder Makes Getting Stuff Done Extremely Difficult
I also want to state that suicide has its own logic. It is something that is only understandable to those who inhabit the pit but once inhabited it unfortunately becomes a crystal clear way of thinking.
The title is not a rhetorical question… Bipolar folks: what do you do when you feel the depression is returning? I always thought I was a naturally upbeat, productive person, … Continue reading What Do You Do When You Feel the Depression Returning?
Right off the top: I am absolutely thrilled to be here. To be in the company of such strong and inspiring people is truly a gift. I hope I can … Continue reading Don’t Feed the Reaper
it was always an ideal to me mental illness was a theory, a concept of something tragic that could never touch someone like me because girls with dimpled smiles and … Continue reading Masquerade
We met an age ago amidst a storm. Her inn shone like a beacon in the night. I longed for some relief, for some place warm. The storm would pass … Continue reading The Woman of the Inn – A Sonnet