The last two years have been hard as social anxiety has taken focus in my life. I have lost so much of myself. Who I was, and what in my … Continue reading What I Have Given up to Social Anxiety
After my diagnosis of bipolar disorder, it took me many years before I fully accepted I had this life-changing mental illness. The first step in any recovery is acceptance. I realized I had … Continue reading The Grieving Process of My Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis
In recent weeks I have been stuck in this bizarre loop. I feel as if I have said everything there is to say about James– The Bipolar Writer. Those that … Continue reading When You Have Nothing to Say
Where to hide, suicide is the only way out Don’t you know what it’s really about Ozzy Osbourne – Suicide Solution In 1980, Ozzy Osbourne sang about deliberately drinking to … Continue reading Suicide (Ain’t No) Solution
I am saddened by the two celebrities, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, that died by suicide last week. However, I am glad it has increased the discussion about mental illness … Continue reading We Need to Talk About ALL Deaths by Suicide—Not Just When Celebrities Die by Suicide
On a news report after the suicide of Kate Spade her friend said, “The Kate I knew always had a smile on her face.” A smile can be an illusion. … Continue reading What’s Behind a Smile?
Don’t you just hate when you join a new club or group of people and some smart-ass has the bright idea that we should ‘go around the circle, introduce ourselves … Continue reading An Introduction
Depression can be a seductive beast. It will hold you down and whisper lies to you until you can’t resist believing them. It will tell you that you are alone. … Continue reading Finding the Silver Lining
I can’t believe I plan on spending an entire post on this obvious tip, but …I can count on two fingers the number of times I walked around in Mother Nature … Continue reading The Cure for Depression: Get Outside
You might have noticed that The Bipolar Writer blog is going through some incredible changes. I have increased the number of collaborative bloggers into what has become a family to … Continue reading Why A Collaborative Blog was the Answer
This will totally raise your confidence level in me, but this topic is my favorite because I actually have experience with it. Okay -I have experience with the others, too. … Continue reading The Cure for Depression: Move it!
I walk into the playground and stop. I look to the left and then to the right. The playground is empty. I am alone. I walk towards the equipment that … Continue reading Bipolar and Seesaws: Up and Downs