hose of us in the mental illness community all have an origins story, and mine is no different. My journey began at twenty-two, but in truth, this journey starts at the beginning when my symptoms first started to take shape. It is easier to look back on it now because those early memories are hard to forget.
Almost 6 months ago, I lost the most important man in my life, my father. We were very close, and it absolutely wrecked me to lose him. I did write … Continue reading Unanswered Questions
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?
I wanted to give an update of the campaign going on for The Bipolar Writer blog and raising the money to upgrade to the business blog. This will take this blog to the next level and I will be able to allow people … Continue reading An Update on my GoFundMe and Raising Money
When you grow up with an anxiety disorder, you don’t realize what kind of skills you’re developing. At an early age, I learned how to distinguish if someone was a … Continue reading My Mind Still Thinks I’m in Danger
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
Three years ago I made a decision that has been, for the most part, a smart choice–I quit drinking. I love drinking, and whiskey is my drink of choice (I … Continue reading A Dark Time in my Life
I will start off this post with letting you know that I did partially (mostly?) tell this story on my blog, but more-so discussing my PMDD journey. I’m going to … Continue reading My Med Journey/Why I am (mostly) Med Free
Loving yourself first is where the healing really begins for us. We have to love yourself before that we can start the healing. If you’re like me, you forget when you are lost in depression that things always get better. This life is all about the ebb and flow of symptoms. How you deal with symptoms in the present, can mean how long your depression or anxiety affects you.
I never wished to discover how medication can be a quick and easy fix at times. This past weekend, I felt like my old enemy depression was slowly creeping back … Continue reading Finding peace in meds
I have had a lot of time recently to think about what I have lost in the last three years to my social anxiety. It is funny, in the moment … Continue reading What Social Anxiety Stole From Me
I hope that all of us in the mental illness blogging community have the same goals–to end the stigma surrounding mental illness. I believe that to keep the fight going and maybe educate those that have never walked a day in our shoes, it is imperative to share your story. We are all unique, and though we may share similar symptoms of our collective illnesses, it is how you deal and your past that might help future mental illness sufferers.