What I Have Given up to Social Anxiety

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

The Grieving Process of My Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis

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

When You Have Nothing to Say

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

Suicide (Ain’t No) Solution

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

We Need to Talk About ALL Deaths by Suicide—Not Just When Celebrities Die by Suicide

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

What’s Behind a Smile?

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?

The Cure for Depression: Get Outside

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

Why A Collaborative Blog was the Answer

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

The Cure for Depression: Move it!

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!