Mental Health Detective

An insider peek into the mental health care system of a close to developing country, from the perspective of a very nervous mentally ill mother

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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

Journey to a Diagnosis, Part III

Today I will write the final chapter in my Journey to a Diagnosis series.  Find the rest of the story here and here. When I got home from the inpatient … Continue reading Journey to a Diagnosis, Part III

Depression Survival Tools and Tricks, Part I

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

Courage, (Insert your name here)

When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I was 23 years old.  That was 12 years ago.  Although it was an intense situation and I had a lot of fear, … Continue reading Courage, (Insert your name here)

Journey to a Diagnosis, Part II

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

Guest Posts on The Bipolar Writer Blog

Guest Blog Posts for Mental Health Awareness Month I know its the 11th of March and I should have done this sooner, but I wanted to open up some guest … Continue reading Guest Posts on The Bipolar Writer Blog

What’s Next for The Bipolar Writer?

I keep thinking of ways to explore and expand my blog. I am writing an interview feature this week, but I wonder what is next? My memoir is getting so … Continue reading What’s Next for The Bipolar Writer?

The Revolving Door of Psychiatrists Pt. 3

I must walk through a door once again on this journey— a door to a new psychiatrist. I am once again in limbo in the Adult System of Care at … Continue reading The Revolving Door of Psychiatrists Pt. 3

Looking for Contributors for The Bipolar Writer Blog

Originally posted on The Bipolar Writer Blog – A Collaborative Mental Health Blog:
Since day one of the inception of The Bipolar Writer blog I had a plan of how…