Please know that the following is me writing something when this discovery hit me. I plan to write about my thoughts on my manic journal on another post tomorrow. No … Continue reading Mania.
Before COVID-19 I already had a tough time getting out of my house. I had been trying to be more social and do things with other humans that weren’t family … Continue reading Returning to Life After Quarantine: An Anxiety Story
Happy Friday! My name is Colleen Burns Durda, @theoriginalcbd, and I’m a guest blogger on The Bipolar Writer’s collaborative mental health blog. For the past few weeks, James Edgar Skye, … Continue reading News About This Week’s Zoom Call
As an adult I’ve found it difficult to make friends and keep friendships afloat. I try my best but it doesn’t seem to be enough sometimes. During this quarantine period … Continue reading Left on Read
(Trigger warning: This post contains terms mental health survivors may find offensive.) When first confronted with the locked ward thirty years ago, you could say I resisted. I had … Continue reading The Sting of Stigma
Life with X (we will now call him Xander as it will make it easier to follow along) was fast & wild. We were sexually active really fast. We became … Continue reading Love is a Battlefield (Summer 1998-Winter 1989)
Bipolar is a debilitating brain-illness. Rapid Cycling is even worse. After my traumatic experience, I was determined to be in control of myself and my body from there on out. … Continue reading Appetite for Destruction
Guns N’ Roses Welcome to the Jungle blaring on my Dad’s state of the art stereo system. A fifth of Peach Schnapps and two 14 year old girls looking for a good … Continue reading Loss of Innocence (Fall 1987-14 Years Old)
Not long ago, I went looking for relevant content by like-minded writers. The Bipolar Writer appeared in most of my searches and I decided to follow his collaborative blog. He … Continue reading New Kid on the Blog
The requirements of the blog are simple. At least two blog posts a month, though you can write as much as your heart desires to my 14,000 followers. The content can be written work like poetry, stories, or your experience with a mental illness. All I ask is that the work stays mental health-related.
I’ve been working from home for about a month now. As I hope many of you are, I am staying home about 95% of my weeks, the 5% is just … Continue reading Depression While in Quarantine
I am a do-it-yourselfer. If you’ve by any chance read my blog post, My No-Medication Journey to Emotional Health and Well-Being, you are aware that this doing-it-myself thing extends to … Continue reading (Do-It-My)Self Therapy: My Foray into Art Journaling