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
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
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
Of course traumatic events would tie themselves into mental health challenges, and while talking about domestic violence and emotional abuse deserves its own blog entirely, the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is … Continue reading PTSD after abuse – a poem
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.
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
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.
I feel better. My depression lessened over the weekend, and I have a good feeling about where the rest of February will go when it comes to the depressive episode … Continue reading What are Your Worst Mental Illness Symptoms
I’m 25 years old, not married (but in a two-year long relationship) and I have no children. I would like to get married one day but I’m not sure about … Continue reading Parents, How Do You Do It?
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?
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
There I was, minding my own mental health business when someone I know (read my husband of the last 20 years who is growing on me) suggested I travel with … Continue reading Rural Mental Health 911