My Mission Statement
Welcome to the collaborative mental health blog run by The Bipolar Writer.
This blog is multifunctional. I will use it to advertise my brand, the types of literary works that I am writing as J.E. Skye, and of course my blog that chronicles my experiences with Bipolar One disorder. The other side of this is my family of contributor writers that share their own experiences with mental illness.
I write young adult & adult fiction, and adult fantasy fiction in novels and screenplays. I write mostly within the romance and drama genres (think The Fault in Our Stars.) I’m also published a non-fiction memoir about my life with mental illness called The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir.
My goals are simple. I want to use this blog to help people because of this fact:
“Half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14; three-quarters by age 24. Despite effective treatment, there are long delays—sometimes decades—between the first appearance of symptoms and when people get help.” (Source: National Alliance on Mental Health)
In sharing my own experiences and my writing, if I can help just one person, then it makes it worth it to write my content. When I first struggled with depression and suicide I was just about fourteen. I never really knew what was wrong with me, until a suicide attempt landed me in the hospital at Twenty-two years old.
I really look forward to connecting with real people in my work. More about me in the “About” section of my blog.
P.S. If you have time, please purchase my book. You can find it on Amazon by looking up my pen name James Edgar Skye. The name of the book is The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir. It is available in print and Kindle edition. Thank you for your support. I will also link my Amazon page below.
Photo by Nolan Issac