It hurts when people erase us – our struggles, our scars, our victories, our invisible battles, a part of our lives that shapes us and our paths in ways others … Continue reading I’m not “too sensitive.” I’m mentally ill.
Of course, if you or someone you love suffers from a depressive disorder, you know what I am talking about, but a lot of people think having depression just means that you are sad. They may say “what do you have to be depressed about?” or “how can you be depressed when you have so much going for you?” I get that one a lot.
We are all a little broken. But last time I checked, broken crayons still color the same. – Trent Shelton This is a letter to anyone who has been recently … Continue reading When Things Don’t Sparkle Like They Used To
My first mental illness diagnosis was given at age 3, and while I don’t have many memories of being in therapy at that young of an age, I’ve always felt … Continue reading PTSD, PPD, and Parenthood
The Journey to Recovery Recovery. It’s where each of us in the mental illness community strives to reach in our lives. It can feel impossible at times because with a … Continue reading Eve’s Interview Feature
I am glad to share with you today, 5 more helps for enduring severe depression. These are things I learned during my deepest and darkest depression–the hardest thing I’ve had … Continue reading Depression Survival Tools and Tricks, Part II
Today, I continue the story I began in Part I. My husband and I drove to the inpatient facility, arriving in about 30 minutes. I remember being so afraid. I … Continue reading Journey to a Diagnosis, Part II
It has been a few weeks since I have written an interview feature. It has been the greatest thing to start sharing the stories of my fellow mental illness bloggers. … Continue reading Bringing Back Interview Features
It has been a couple of weeks since writing a wrap up. With the added volume of contributor writers on my blog is it imperative to do these weekly wrap-ups. … Continue reading My Weekly Wrap-up of the Bipolar Writer Blog
Are There Different Levels of Depression? It’s a very interesting and intriguing question. Depression is such a hard thing to define by itself because there really are different types and … Continue reading Are There Different Levels of Depression?