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

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Collaborator Changes & New Contributors

A Note of Changes for Collaborators I wanted to preface this blog post with this, I know the collaborators are busy people with many things that are commanding their time. … Continue reading Collaborator Changes & New Contributors

Mental Exhaustion

Life has been tough for me lately, and the mental exhaustion has been significant. I hate saying that because I am stronger than all the symptoms of my mental illness. … Continue reading Mental Exhaustion

Encouraging Myself Before I Snap

I’m having a very difficult day today. My anxiety levels are high while my depression is begging for me to crawl into bed where I can fall apart. Since my … Continue reading Encouraging Myself Before I Snap

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.

Patreon & Changes

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.

Burnout And Complex PTSD

Burnout and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C/PTSD) are rarely talked about. I think, for the most part, burnout and fatigue are the most debilitating symptoms that I have to … Continue reading Burnout And Complex PTSD

Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Isolation

The problem that I now face comes from a plethora of issues that I am not dealing with well with the most prevalent being my isolation during the winter months. This is a year in and year out the problem that plagues me, and one that I have been trying to get under control because it feeds into my social anxiety.

A GoFundMe Update

We Reached One of Our Goals! I wanted to say thank you to all those that were able to donate. The Bipolar Writer Collaborative blog collaborators, and of course myself, … Continue reading A GoFundMe Update

When Depression Makes You Feel Helpless

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.

How Suicide Affects Family

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.