Mental Illness Really Sucks

You wouldn’t believe this, but mental illness sucks. I spend a lot of days just stuck. I lack motivation or a positive outlook or even the will to shower. People … Continue reading Mental Illness Really Sucks

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A Letter to Myself on my Birthday

Note: I have wanted write this blog post since day one of starting The Bipolar Writer blog. It seemed to fit that on a day like today— my birthday— that … Continue reading A Letter to Myself on my Birthday

Y’all Are Crazy, and That’s Okay

Having a mental illness is a lonely thing. Like most people, we want at least someone with whom we can talk. We want a friend to cry with, or even laugh … Continue reading Y’all Are Crazy, and That’s Okay

Does Bipolar Disorder Run in Families?

  I can trace Bipolar disorder in my family in at least three generations on my family tree. It’s interesting looking at my own tree, it feels like walking through … Continue reading Does Bipolar Disorder Run in Families?

I am Ready for Group Therapy

Wow. I never thought that these words would ever come out of my mouth. Since a bad psych ward experience with group therapy, I have been anti-group since then. I … Continue reading I am Ready for Group Therapy

Official Launch of the James Edgar Skye Patreon Account

It was always the goal for me to write full-time. It has always been a dream of mine to be financially stable enough to write full-time. I have been a … Continue reading Official Launch of the James Edgar Skye Patreon Account

Writing Mental Health Blog Posts

If you’re looking for someone to write mental health blog posts for your blog, let me know. I am expanding my freelance business in case the whole Patreon thing does … Continue reading Writing Mental Health Blog Posts

The List.

  I once read that a good strategy in dealing with bipolar is to recognize what is an episode and what is just a run of the mill bad day. … Continue reading The List.

My Self-Doubts

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

In This Mental Illness Life, Some Days You Just Survive

It’s okay if all you did today was survive. The other day I had one of those days. I couldn’t focus. I had trouble getting out of bed. The need … Continue reading In This Mental Illness Life, Some Days You Just Survive

A Moment of Weakness

It could be the time of year. I always struggle to find my focus during the colder winter months. The recent time change has allowed me to be more productive and I see that my mental health is improving, which is everything. It is a small sample size, but I am always better when the weather is much better.