Who, me? This was my honest response to my psychiatrist’s diagnosis of bipolar. Not only did I not accept it, I thought she had my file confused with someone else’s. … Continue reading Who, Me?
Since December I have been conducting interviews with people of all ages and sex that deal with the life of having a mental illness. It is my way to give … Continue reading Interview Features – 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
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
I am in awe, and a few days late. I have been busy, and all of sudden I look up and my blog has grown both in contributor bloggers and … Continue reading In a Blink of an Eye…
It has been a little shy of two weeks since beginning my mood stabilizer. To add this and wean off of Buspirone has been nothing short of the rollercoaster I … Continue reading Stabilizing
Now onto my favorite (*cough* *cough*) advice for treating Depression: medication. Whoa –what?! YOU don’t like being dependent on pills? We should hang out. Oh, wait. We kind-of are. Like, … Continue reading The Cure for Depression: Swallow That Pill
Everyone experiences depression differently. When it was at its worst for me, I felt constant, intense mental pain and a feeling of being completely enveloped by darkness. I was always … Continue reading Depression Survival Tools and Tricks, Part I
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
Since this is the first post of 2018, I wanted to talk about a familiar subject, but in a different context. I have written before about how role-playing video games … Continue reading Ideas to Ease Depression
“What’s wrong with me?” I often thought years ago, as I was beginning my journey with mental illness. Only, I didn’t know I was on a journey and I didn’t … Continue reading Journey to a Diagnosis, Part I
Anxiety creeps in and doesn’t whisper sweet nothings into my ear. It screams at me, “You are weak! No way in hell can you do this! Quit! Go hide!” I … Continue reading Asking: Is Medication the Answer?