It was a year after graduating from high school that I was able to break out of my first depression cycle. I started working for my dad part time, and later I found my first job. Things got better after securing my first job. I was an adult finally, and there was so much to look forward to in my life. But my journey and its beginning is not a happy one as I would learn.
There are times when writing interview features for The Bipolar Writer blog that it gets personal to me because I can directly relate to the subject of the article. When … Continue reading Joy Daehn Interview Feature
Hello, there! Feeling depressed? I’m here to offer you a little encouragement. Perhaps you are familiar with James Edgar Skye’s favorite life maxim: Keep fighting. What does that mean, exactly? Is … Continue reading The Cure for Depression: Never Give Up, Never Surrender
For over a year and a half, we went through more fertility treatments, each time ramping them up and exposing my body to more drugs/stronger drugs. Finally, my husband and … Continue reading My Dark Days of Infertility: Part 2
The frustration inside of me bubbles to the surface with a sharp bite. My parents treat us differently. I know this because I have ears and eyes and use them … Continue reading Compared to My Siblings
This a chapter in my memoir I have been working on, I wanted to see what people think about this chapter. My origins story is something that I always worry … Continue reading Let’s Start at the Beginning
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?
When there is a relatively calm week with nothing outside of the ordinary happening, I can easily handle a hiccup or two. Now, if you expect me to be able … Continue reading Juggling, Hiding, Saying No
I wanted to share with my blogger followers a completed chapter that will make its way into my memoir The Bipolar Writer. In this chapter, I talk about my experiences … Continue reading Chapter From my Memoir The Bipolar Writer
I sat in the waiting room clutching papers in my hand. For two weeks I had prepared to tell my doctor that I finally began seeing a therapist and that … Continue reading Stabilize
If you have ever ridden a roller coaster, you understand the excitement and fear that courses through your mind and body as you burst through the track. You experience such … Continue reading Introduction
A friend reaches out to invite me and my family to her house for a cook out this weekend. She mentions a few other friends that will be there that … Continue reading Anxiety: The Story Goes Round and Round