How Depression Ruined My Child’s Birthday

It was my son’s 15th birthday on Saturday. He originally had plans to go to the arcades with his brand new (first) girlfriend, but her parents forbade her going at … Continue reading How Depression Ruined My Child’s Birthday

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You’re Not the Only One (And That’s a Good Thing)

Don’t you think that you need somebody?Don’t you think that you need someone?Everybody needs somebodyYou’re not the only one Guns N’ Roses – November Rain Loneliness – the dreadful, gnawing … Continue reading You’re Not the Only One (And That’s a Good Thing)

Interview Features – The Series

Since December of 2017, I have been conducting interviews with people of all ages and sex that deal with having a mental illness in their life. It is my way … Continue reading Interview Features – The Series

When Family Makes You Feel Alone During the Holidays

I know I’m not alone when I say I don’t like the holidays. Everyone has their reasons. Family gatherings always reminded me of or created more bad memories.

Surviving the Holiday Season

As I am back in my hometown to be with my family during this holiday season, there is so much laughter, joy but also unwanted questions coming towards my way. … Continue reading Surviving the Holiday Season

A Mental Health Guest Blog Spot

Next thing I knew, there was blood everywhere.. all over my bed and me, I was feeling dizzy, everything was blurry, and I felt sick. I was freaking out inside, but I never shouted for help. ‘This is it’ I thought to myself. Everything actually flashed before my eyes, I saw myself winning that goldfish at the funfair, I saw my gran and me at the beach when I was little. Everything. Then nothing.

Recognizing the Signs of Suicidal Thoughts

The most dramatic choice that a mentally ill individual can make in their life is suicide. I have to agree because it has been that way in my experience since my diagnosis of the Bipolar disorder in 2007. When I have written on the topic of suicide it comes from my experience, and I am happy to be alive.

Depression for Dummies

Hi. I’m Chelsea, and I am married to a wonderful, talented, intelligent man who is pretty dumb when it comes to mental illness. Perhaps you know someone like this. Your … Continue reading Depression for Dummies

What Topics Should I Write in August?

I always have a good working list of topics I want to discuss on The Bipolar Writer blog. Often some of my blog posts are random thoughts that pop into … Continue reading What Topics Should I Write in August?

Brittany Elise’s Feature Interview

Are we defined by our mental illness? Brittany Elise from Fort Worth, Texas believes that your illness shouldn’t define you. “There are resources and support networks for you. Don’t think … Continue reading Brittany Elise’s Feature Interview

Inside and Out

Over the course of the last month, I have had the honor to do a freelance project called Inside and Out with a local writer named Terry Fisher. In the … Continue reading Inside and Out

Challenge Yourself! – Find 5 Meaningful Things To Do

Ever get so caught up in the day to day crap-you-have-to-do that you lose sight of what you actually need to do… or what might actually enrich your life? Of … Continue reading Challenge Yourself! – Find 5 Meaningful Things To Do