Speak Up! And Your Voice Will Help You

Sometimes I wonder what world optimists live in. It can’t possibly be the same as mine, because mine is one of twisting mists, overcast skies, and lurking shadows. Besides the … Continue reading Speak Up! And Your Voice Will Help You

A Mental Health Struggle – Social Anxiety

I am my own worse enemy because I can pretty much work and do school from the comfort of my desk. The last time I went to a coffee shop to work or study was last May when I was finishing my degree. So many things happened to me this summer that kept me from going where I was happy.

A Mental Health Guest Blog Spot

Next thing I knew, there was blood everywhere.. all over my bed and me, I was feeling dizzy, everything was blurry, and I felt sick. I was freaking out inside, but I never shouted for help. ‘This is it’ I thought to myself. Everything actually flashed before my eyes, I saw myself winning that goldfish at the funfair, I saw my gran and me at the beach when I was little. Everything. Then nothing.

Ripple Effect of PTSD and Mental Illness

I wrote this about a week ago after a visit from my parents. My PTSD was triggered significantly after only seeing them briefly, but I made it through once again. … Continue reading Ripple Effect of PTSD and Mental Illness

A Non-Mental Health Blog Post

How I Grew The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Collaborative Blog I have been asked by email over the last week what it takes to build a blog like The Bipolar … Continue reading A Non-Mental Health Blog Post

I am Inspired by You, Everyday

I am inspired by the people that I meet here on WordPress through this blog– The Bipolar Writer blog. The kindness, the human connection, and the inspiring comments that I … Continue reading I am Inspired by You, Everyday

Hide and Seek and the Pursuit of Happiness

Besides mental wellness, what else are we pursuing on our recovery journey? I believe one of the main and obvious answers is… happiness. Not until we are lost do we … Continue reading Hide and Seek and the Pursuit of Happiness

Anxiety doesn’t want your advice about stress management, and neither do I.

Please stop responding to my anxiety with, “stress isn’t good for you, you know.”  I know.  I do know, because I can’t tell you how much money has been spent … Continue reading Anxiety doesn’t want your advice about stress management, and neither do I.

Music and the Memories of Depression

Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. From the baroque era to black metal, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t … Continue reading Music and the Memories of Depression

Lost in the Mental Illness Shuffle

That is what I did today. I broke through the fog of my depression and did some great things here on my blog, with my writing projects, and of course my school work.

We Are Not Ordinary People

The willingness to share your story is the hardest thing in this mental illness journey. I spend as much of my day reading as many articles here on Wordpress related to mental health and mental illness, and it never ceases to amaze me how people are so open to writing. It was always a struggle before I started this blog.