The Bipolar Writer (Work In Progress)

The Bipolar Writer is a non-fiction memoir told from the point-of-view of James Edgar Skye about a man named David (who are one and the same because I am David).

This memoir chronicles my experiences from 2007-2017 a ten-year span of my diagnosis with Bipolar One with depressive and manic episodes, along with anxiety,  and insomnia.

The context of the memoir will include journal entries, poems, and other musings that have happened in the ten-year span.

The subject matter includes but not limited to:

Stories about three different suicide attempts over the years. I will share my experiences with social anxiety, insomnia, and mania. I will talk about how much my experiences have changed me both good and bad.

Other Topics

  • Medication and how it changed over the years.
  • Doctors and how over the years they changed rapidly
  • Different types of hospital visits
  • Therapists
  • Insurance
  • Depression (which will cover many different aspects)
  • Anxiety
  • Manic Episodes
  • Trips to the psychiatric ward

This project is currently underway so this list may grow or shrink as I continue to write!
Photo Credit: ANDRIK LANGFIELD PETRIDES

15 Replies to “The Bipolar Writer (Work In Progress)”

  1. I cannot imagine the suffering you must have endured. I applaud your courage for sharing your experience with others. May the project be everything you want it to be and more.

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  2. These days I am seem to be reading/learning more about depression, bipolar. It is really quite a complex state to be in and it takes so much courage, will power and support to gain some normality. I am know we all suffer some depression, but these are more sever, i cant imagine how sever. I wish you all the best and success in winning over this in some way.

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  3. Best of luck to you as you write your memoir. Writing can really be therapeutic (it is for me). Thanks for visiting my blog and the follow. It’s nice to connect with you! Take care, Jenny

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  4. Hello, David. I just wanted to Thank You, for following my blog. I obviously just started following yours, and I am truly happy to be. After reading this, I felt a strong bond with you. I felt as if I was reading the male version of me. So many similarities, and diagnoses. I sincerely look forward to reading more from you as time moves forward.
    Thank you,
    Beckie

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    1. Thank you for spending a moment of your day following and taking a look at my blog. It is always great to connect with others with similar issues and diagnosis and have such a strong bond even though we don’t know one another beyond our blogs. Good luck in your own journey and I hope to connect with you more in the future.

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  5. I think it’s a great idea to combine journal entries, poems, and other musings. This will be an interesting and helpful book. I wish you all the best!

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