Regarding Stigma and Addiction

I have been researching a lot lately about addiction and recovery as I have come to realize that most of my struggles and pain from living a mental illness life … Continue reading Regarding Stigma and Addiction

My GoFundMe Campaign

My GoFundme Campaign https://www.gofundme.com/manage/rasing-to-upgrade-the-bipolar-writer-blog I am still raising money so that my blog can reach more people through the WordPress Business level. This blog is partially funded with my own … Continue reading My GoFundMe Campaign

If You Ever Need The Bipolar Writer

I am doing something unorthodox today here on The Bipolar Writer. I hope that I have created a place where my fellow mental health sufferers can have a “safe place” … Continue reading If You Ever Need The Bipolar Writer

Thank you! Another Milestone!

11,000 plus followers! What an amazing milestone! It takes an amazing community to reach this level. Another milestone down and what an amazing one it is, I want to say … Continue reading Thank you! Another Milestone!

Scary side effects

When I first started on meds last July, I spent hours on google looking at online forums on how bad side effects could be with antidepressants. I was terrified that … Continue reading Scary side effects

Traumatic Triage

I’m not one for exercise.  Never have been.  Unfortunately, I had an exercise that I had been delaying for FAR too long that I could no longer I avoid.  I … Continue reading Traumatic Triage

I Jump to Conclusions like an Olympian

If jumping to conclusions was a sport, I would be competing in the Olympics. See you all next year in Tokyo 😉 ! When something bad happens like I make … Continue reading I Jump to Conclusions like an Olympian

All I Need Is A Little Help From My People.

  Sometime over the past couple months I just gave up. I stopped showering as often, stopped answering calls and texts from my family, and stopped going to class. If … Continue reading All I Need Is A Little Help From My People.

Finding Yourself in an Impossible Situation

There might come a time when you are faced with an impossible situation, a friend or family member tells you that they are suicidal. Even worse is a situation that … Continue reading Finding Yourself in an Impossible Situation

The Unfettered Insanity of Unmedicated Bipolar Disorder

My wife says she can always tell when I go off my medication. She says I stop making sense, speak gibberish, and do and say things that are utterly irrational. … Continue reading The Unfettered Insanity of Unmedicated Bipolar Disorder

The extraordinarily ordinary moments in-between mental illness exist – I promise

But it does get better.  Some parts of our lives are really hard, really dark, and when we look back it’s kind of like reflecting on what a long winter … Continue reading The extraordinarily ordinary moments in-between mental illness exist – I promise

About ​The Bipolar Writer – Part Three

would take unwarranted risks like driving down the highway at 2 am at 100 miles an hour in my car. It gave me more energy the more reckless my behavior became, and it was a great feeling to “feel real” for the first time in my life. It was a lie because it was just the mania taking me over. I didn’t have to hide who I was in a manic episode so it never really registered as an issue like depression has over my life.