As January 2019 ends and February 2019 begins, we will be ending a strong month of January for The Bipolar Writer blog. I always like to start the month off … Continue reading Idea Topics for February
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.
Three years ago I made a decision that has been, for the most part, a smart choice–I quit drinking. I love drinking, and whiskey is my drink of choice (I … Continue reading A Dark Time in my Life
I have been dealing with depression over January and what keeps my sanity intact outside of writing are video games. I wanted to share this chapter in my memoir. On … Continue reading How Role-Playing Video Games are Good for my Depression
I have been lucky if I think about it logically (though with depression nothing is ever logical.) I got through October, November, and December without depression, a rare thing. My old friend depression is usually right on my shoulder at this time of year. It is no surprise, at least not entirely. I had hope that things would continue on a good trend.
Loving yourself first is where the healing really begins for us. We have to love yourself before that we can start the healing. If you’re like me, you forget when you are lost in depression that things always get better. This life is all about the ebb and flow of symptoms. How you deal with symptoms in the present, can mean how long your depression or anxiety affects you.
I have had a lot of time recently to think about what I have lost in the last three years to my social anxiety. It is funny, in the moment … Continue reading What Social Anxiety Stole From Me
I hope that all of us in the mental illness blogging community have the same goals–to end the stigma surrounding mental illness. I believe that to keep the fight going and maybe educate those that have never walked a day in our shoes, it is imperative to share your story. We are all unique, and though we may share similar symptoms of our collective illnesses, it is how you deal and your past that might help future mental illness sufferers.
Bullying can cause so much damage at a young age. It could interfere with social development. I became more myself when I was alone. I reveled in it. But it made it harder for me to be social in high school. It’s one of the causes of my social anxiety now.
How much pain that I put my mother threw on a daily basis. The people no longer a part of my life. How I could not remember a happy moment in four years. My soul was all but gone, the flame barely illuminated. I made the decision to live right then and there, I haven’t looked back since.
I wanted to update my 2019 goals as we come near the end of January before I forget. Here is what my goals were to start the year. Mental Health … Continue reading How are my 2019 Goals Coming Along?
It was a tough week, but there were some positives in my week. I outlined the entire plot of my next novel (this will be a fantasy fiction/supernatural series.) I am starting to figure out the characters, plot points, where I am going with exposition, rising action, and I even figured out how my novel ends and how the second novel in the series will start. I wrote the ending to my entire series.
Sleep. My oldest enemy. My sleep issues have been around longer than my anxiety or even depression. It has always been an issue. Sleep eludes me almost every day. It … Continue reading My Insomniatic Life