I wanted to share the first chapter of my Memoir. I have decided that I am going to try and go down the traditional route from now until my birthday. … Continue reading About The Bipolar Writer – Part Two
hose of us in the mental illness community all have an origins story, and mine is no different. My journey began at twenty-two, but in truth, this journey starts at the beginning when my symptoms first started to take shape. It is easier to look back on it now because those early memories are hard to forget.
The Depression Days Continue I have been waiting for inspiration to find me again. Depression has taken over my daily life, but it is the little things that can get … Continue reading Depression Days – Part Two
As odd as this sounds, I find it more comforting to talk to my psychiatrist (a medical doctor) than my psychologist (my therapist). Most people would say the other way … Continue reading Is this weird?
It’s been three years since I was officially diagnosed as having Bipolar 1 with mixed episodes. The last three years consisted of numerous ups and downs, and many lessons learned. … Continue reading Living with Bipolar: Tools for Success
I am always trying to share my experiences with my followers on this blog. Sometimes, I forget to follow my own advice, and this is one of those times. In … Continue reading Keeping You Appointments
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
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 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.
I was reminded of a number of things when I met with my psychiatrist last Thursday afternoon. One thing that she complimented me on was how I was in tune … Continue reading A Full Time Job: Managing Mental Illness
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.
Something James said in his post (Its, Okay, not to be Okay …) about being trapped in the house and it taking years to get his life back. That resonated … Continue reading When taking your dog to the vet involves heroism