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Bipolar Disorder is Part of My Mental Illness Life but It is Not My Life

A few days ago I wrote a post titled “You Don’t Have Bipolar Disorder” which are the words my new psychiatrist told me after seeing me three times. He also told me … Continue reading Bipolar Disorder is Part of My Mental Illness Life but It is Not My Life

I don’t love everything about my body.

I wish my decoy wasn’t to look for flaws in an argument or even set out to see things from a different perspective however, I guess if I really wished … Continue reading I don’t love everything about my body.

The Cure for Depression: A Daily Routine

Aw, crap. It’s morning. Let’s roll out of bed after not sleeping well, glare at our alarm, blame everyone in the world for how terrible we feel, and stalk off … Continue reading The Cure for Depression: A Daily Routine

Social Anxiety Fear Hierarchy

I wanted to share something with my blog that I am working on with my therapist on my social anxiety— a social anxiety fear hierarchy. The point is to first … Continue reading Social Anxiety Fear Hierarchy

My Social Anxiety Life – 2018 Summer Edition

This is part of my continuing series “My Social Anxiety Life.” I have chronicled the ongoing issues with my social anxiety since starting The Bipolar Writer blog in October of … Continue reading My Social Anxiety Life – 2018 Summer Edition

I’ve fallen back into depression, now what?

If being in group therapy has taught me anything…it’s a million and one ways to try to avoid a relapse into depression. That’s all good and well, but life happens. … Continue reading I’ve fallen back into depression, now what?

A Milestone for The Bipolar Writer

I woke up this morning to another big achievement for The Bipolar Writer blog. Today, with the collaboration of my fellow bloggers this blog has reached amazing heights. I am … Continue reading A Milestone for The Bipolar Writer

My Familiar Companion

It’s been a while, my friend. You often leave me for small periods of time where I feel more like myself, and less like the person who has no control. … Continue reading My Familiar Companion

The Long Road to Betterment

As human beings, regardless of our backgrounds, we’ve become conditioned to evaluate our success in life based on the monetary value of our material possessions. The impact of this trending … Continue reading The Long Road to Betterment

The Masks We Wear in Mental Illness

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

Judged

Desolate Undermined Lost Confused Misused Berated Segregated Stigmatized In Society’s Eye Chastized Minimized Categorized Broken Ties Ostracized Penalized Compromised Systematically Demoralized Better off Dead Thoughts in this Head Regretfully Ever … Continue reading Judged