My memoir is about the first ten to eleven years of my diagnosis as Bipolar One. It revolves around the experiences that I had from 2007 to 2017. I wrote it as if I was sitting as a coffee shop with you, the reader, having a conversation. The memoir is very personal, and you get to see who James Edgar Skye and The Bipolar Writer became what he is today.
There have been many things I have learned throughout two decades of stumbling, and crashing and eventually living and thriving with mental illness. As we know, acceptance is the first … Continue reading Find Your Purpose and Joy
I have been encouraged by the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement and pray it will make a positive change in America and around the world. It is time and it is … Continue reading Don’t Forget MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS
It has almost been two and half years since my overdose. I have also been psychotropic medication free for most of that time. After I had a couple bad moments … Continue reading Life is Fragile — Handle With Care
My memoir is finally a book. It is done. It is completed. Finished. My book is published and is available on Amazon in ebook or in print. It is beautiful. … Continue reading Shame Ate My Soul – My Memoir is Published (finally)
Signs of hope are everywhere. Hope is always present. Sometimes we have to search for it but it is always there. It has been about two and a half months … Continue reading Signs of Hope
From what they told me, for years, they were struggling in silence with their illness. They had decided long ago that they would not share their stories with anyone that they were in their lives. Even writing anonymously on a blog like I do here as James Edgar Skye. They wanted to share, but they were scared to do so because of one thing, the stigma. What would other people think?
He inhales air filling his lungs to capacity, releasing slowly. Everything all around slows. With his every breath the blurry images passing us by beginning to take shape. They are memories of a black-haired man with a beard like steel wires trying to steady a jet-black car as he tries to control his breathing.
What Do I Charge for my Memoir? I am at a crossroads. The self-publishing game is full of a plethora of information and no definitive answer–what does one charge for … Continue reading Realistically, How Much is my Memoir Worth?
I am a regular guy to the outside world. I have always had an affinity for books, writing, and music. I love Japanese food and the anime culture. Korean pop music is my guilty pleasure, and I am learning to speak the language. I would like to move to South Korea in the future or to Japan. It’s funny talking about the future because it wasn’t always a possibility in my life.
This is an in-depth look at a chapter in my memoir. I wrote a short post about this subject and I extended the post to really explore the subject. An … Continue reading The Masks We Wear in Mental Illness
I spend the last week working on getting my life back on track after my latest depression cycle. It’s been good and bad, to be honest. I knew at some … Continue reading Let’s Talk About my Latest Depression