A Roller Coaster of Emotions – Part Two

I recently talked with my therapist about one of the causes of my social anxiety– my insomnia. We made the decision together for me to start working on my issues with sleep (sleep apnea) with the hopes that when I get my sleep under control so that we can work on my social anxiety. I will be seeing my sleep doctor in the coming weeks.

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The Bipolar Writer Blog Needs Your Help!

If you have been following my blog, you know that I have been working since November of 2017 on my memoir. All the money donated since that time has been put into a fund to pay the artist that is creating a cover so I can self-publish. Every cent that I have is going for that purpose.

The Bipolar Writer Blog Needs Your Help!

If you have been following my blog, you know that I have been working since November of 2017 on my memoir. All the money donated since that time has been put into a fund to pay the artist that is creating a cover so I can self-publish. Every cent that I have is going for that purpose.

Why do We Fight to End the Mental Illness Stigma?

Above all, we must encourage those that are suffering alone without help to seek help. There is nothing more important than seeking help, and it is the most stigmatized part of mental illness.

100 Things

It has been some time since I have written.  With summer in full swing and my children all home for vacation, I found I was spending too much time writing … Continue reading 100 Things

The Fight to Always Take Your Medication

My most important and often missed medications are my lithium. Since the beginning of my diagnosis, I have hated this medication. One of my psychiatrists told me it’s the most researched psych med out there, and it will help me find balance. I have been on really high doses and low doses.

A New Kind of Stigma

My writer’s ink has literally dried up in the last few weeks.  At first it was a “I’m too busy” thing, then it was a “people are helping me access … Continue reading A New Kind of Stigma

A Chapter from “The Bipolar Writer” Memoir

To be in a place where suicide is the only option isn’t as fresh in my mind, but it is the worst feeling I have ever felt in my life. I remember it well. You never forget the depths of the darkness that is suicidal thoughts. The places that my mind went to when my depression was at its darkest was hell, and it felt like there was no escape. I wanted to be anywhere but in my own body.

Journey to a Diagnosis — The Series

It’s hard to sum up about 17 years of ups and downs with mental illness in just a few posts, but that is what I have attempted to do in … Continue reading Journey to a Diagnosis — The Series