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

Members of the Same Tribe

The Update I am in awe of the experiences of the mental illness community that I have been a part of over the past ten months of blogging on WordPress. … Continue reading Members of the Same Tribe

Seeking Help in a Non-Crisis Situation

Update: I wanted to repost this because I feel it is still important  to talk about seeking help. In the road to recovery seeking help is just as important to self-care. … Continue reading Seeking Help in a Non-Crisis Situation

Interview Features – The Series

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

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

The Night Run

The Night Run A short story based on actual events by Chelsea Walker She sits down on the brown couch in the living room to tie her shoes and then … Continue reading The Night Run

I need my Sleep

My husband and I enjoy old movies.  My favorite movies of all time are Casablanca and It’s a Wonderful Life.  In fact, we have a jumbo canvas print of an original … Continue reading I need my Sleep

PTSD, PPD, and Parenthood

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

In a Blink of an Eye…

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…

Becoming Whole

Full.  Completed.  Perfect.  Undivided.  Fulfilled. What does whole mean to you?  To me? For a long time, I didn’t know.  I just knew I felt incomplete, and broken.  Bipolar depression … Continue reading Becoming Whole

Less is More

Something I have learned over the course of the last 17 years in struggling with mental illness, is the application of the principle in the title: “less is more.”  Learning … Continue reading Less is More

I Left My Anxiety in the Dust—a Poem

My brain matter does often scatter throughout my brain unable to drain unnecessary clutter that makes me shutter. My body trembles from my head to my toes filling me with … Continue reading I Left My Anxiety in the Dust—a Poem