At my peak, I took an antidepressant, an antipsychotic, a mood stabilizer, anti-anxiety medications, and medication for sleep. That is a lot of psychiatric medication to deal with daily. It makes one think, what are the long-term effects of taking the same cocktail?
I suffer with OCD. I’m special? When I tell people that I’m on a psychiatric medication, people of course ask “For what?” The moment I tell them OCD, I see … Continue reading I suffer with OCD. I’m special?
Dear patients, Stigma is ever present when it comes to mental health, but I feel that it needs to be addressed. It needs to be addressed over and over and … Continue reading Dear Patient
As a young twenty-something, many of my friends and fellow Millenials have credit card debt. We live in a culture of fast spending, fast cash, and consumerism. Add on student … Continue reading Money and Mania: Managing Spending While Bipolar
Sometimes I’m mean. I used to blame this on my anxiety, but it turns out I’m occasionally just an asshole. I’ve always had a tough time controlling my anger. When … Continue reading The Many Faces of Anger
I am different person than I was last year or even eleven years ago in November. Hell, this time eleven years ago I was downright suicidal. I wanted the constant struggle in my mind to end. I don’t feel that way anymore. My last suicidal thought was years ago. I am not suicidal now, but I feel lost in the struggle, and it feels as if I am sinking slowly again.
You know when you are home alone, and every little noise will freak you out? This was not that. I have had this happen. When I was younger, I couldn’t … Continue reading Bumps in the Night.
1 in 4 Americans suffer from a mental disorder, and out of those millions of Americans, 5.7 million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder, characterized by erratic moods consisting of mania … Continue reading Living Well With Bipolar Disorder
My anxiety has this charming habit where it can completely derail my life when it’s in the mood, but, today I wanted to share some pretty neat ways that I … Continue reading When panic attacks, this is how I regain control
The truth is there is no cure-all for mental illness. How we continue to fight is by talking about the issues in places like WordPress. We figure out what triggers of our mental illness and find ways to better our mental health.
I’m Bailey. It’s weird to write that. Yes, that is my name. No, I have not formally told anyone that. I write about my mental illness often. It isn’t a … Continue reading One Size Does Not Fit All.
There are always signs in my life that my depression is in bad shape. There are the easy ones to look out for like not wanting to get out of … Continue reading A sign of Depression – A Messy Room