I am a novelist, screenwriter, and blogger. I have written a screenplay entitled “Memory of Shane” and working towards the completion of the novel version. I am also writing my memoir “The Bipolar Writer" which also serves as the name of this blog. I also write feature articles on other members of the mental illness community on my blog.

Medication Shortage? Will This be an Issue?

When it comes to medication, so far talking to my own pharmacy that has its personal delivery service, it is essential to stay on top of your medicine. Now, again, I am just a regular person, but if you can talk to your doctors about 60-day supplies if possible.

The Effects of the Coronavirus: the Issue for The Bipolar Writer – Anxiety

I am by no means trivializing or downplaying the pandemic that is the coronavirus. It is real, and it can be scary. But we are not at a point where supply is an issue. What is the problem is overbuying to a point where shelves are empty because we can only put so much in trucks.

The Creative Connection – Part One

Another influential writer in my own life Hemingway had a long history of mental illness. Hemingway, known at the time as the most celebrated American Writer, but had his demons he was fighting over the course of his life.

Chapter Fifty-Six – The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir

The role-playing games that I love the most, are the ones that challenge my mind. Turn-based strategy role-playing games, have long been a favorite of mine, because it takes so much to play the game. The right combination of characters (healers, tanks, and magic characters) and strategy win the day.

Chapter Sixteen – The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir

It was endless depression with very little peace. It was the darkest time in my life. My thoughts were often on the fringes of suicidal idealizations. I thought about all the ways I could die through suicide. I was a man without a purpose, or a will to live.

Today I Felt the Full Effect of Depression

I have always prided myself on the fact that I can function even when depression takes over. I have had bad days, but I still do enough to feel productive. Today is a day where I am far from any real productivity outside of this blog post.

Dealing With Bipolar One Disorder as a Grad Student

Have people you can reach out to when things are bad. I am lucky that if need be, there are people in my life that understand the pressure of a graduate student and what that brings with a mental illness. If you ever need someone to chat with about anything, I am here, but I also am living the student life with a mental illness.

Asking The Bipolar Writer Questions! Tuesday Edition

I am hoping to turn this into an “every Monday or Tuesday Series” where you, the followers of this blog, can ask me questions about my mental health. Any question and I will do my best to answer these questions during the day.

My Love/Hate Relationship With Daylight Savings

With that said, be careful about this time of year. It may seem minor at first, but the loss of a single hour can be profound on your mental health. Look for signs of oversleeping or the lack of sleep, as both can affect your mental health.

I Worry About the Long-Term Effects of Medication

Next week I meet with my psychiatrist with a purpose in mind. Finding ways to lower my Seroquel to lower doses in hopes that I can still get sleep, but be able to function better.