My Insomniac Life

I wanted to share a chapter from the first draft of my memoir. I have written about insomnia before but this is an extended version of what it is like … Continue reading My Insomniac Life

I’ve fallen back into depression, now what?

If being in group therapy has taught me anything…it’s a million and one ways to try to avoid a relapse into depression. That’s all good and well, but life happens. … Continue reading I’ve fallen back into depression, now what?

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

The Long Road to Betterment

As human beings, regardless of our backgrounds, we’ve become conditioned to evaluate our success in life based on the monetary value of our material possessions. The impact of this trending … Continue reading The Long Road to Betterment

The Masks We Wear in Mental Illness

This is an in-depth look at a chapter in my memoir. I wrote a short post about this subject and I extended the post to really explore the subject. An … Continue reading The Masks We Wear in Mental Illness

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

Let’s Start at the Beginning

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

The Bipolar Writer Wants to Guest Blog?

You heard it first hear first folks, I would like to guest blog on other mental health blogs. I am looking to stretch my legs a bit this month. For … Continue reading The Bipolar Writer Wants to Guest Blog?

Compartmentalization (Breaking Down)

For most of my life, I’ve been able to keep things pretty simple. I have home, and I have work. Before that, I had home and school. Even before I … Continue reading Compartmentalization (Breaking Down)

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

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…

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