I have been through the emotional gauntlet the past month and a half. For about a month I dealt with the worst depression cycle of the young year. When I … Continue reading My Self-Doubts
My goal in my Patreon account is for me to connect with my followers to a point where they become a part of the experience. I have created tiers on my Patreon account that give a patron a level of access to my writing that has never before been seen.
Music has always played an important role in my recovery–mostly praise and worship music or anything inspirational. I love music that touches my heart and speaks joy into my heart–or … Continue reading We Grow Stronger After We Break
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
When life is good and depression is on the back burner, my life is great. I continue to complete my goals and things keep moving in the right direction. I feel less alone and for the most part, it never really comes up.
What would be the last time that her son decided to take his life, in 2010 James was once again suicidal. Angela would find out weeks after his hospital stay that he had been hoarding his Seroquel medicine for weeks. It was the closest he had ever come to really reaching his goal of dying, and he spent three days in a drug-induced coma in the intensive care unit.
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
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
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!
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 wanted to share the first chapter of my Memoir. I have decided that I am going to try and go down the traditional route from now until my birthday. … Continue reading About The Bipolar Writer – Part Two