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My Bipolar Mental Health Toolbox»

Part three in a three-part series of posts about Bipolar Disorder. I have a mental health toolbox which helps me with my bipolar self-care. This is the list of what I have and how it works: Medication – Prescribed medication…

A Happy Bipolar Ending»

Part two in a three-part series of posts about Bipolar Disorder. Can bipolars really have happy endings? The answer is yes — it really all depends on you. The old saying, “What you put into it is what you get…

My Experience with Bipolar 1 Disorder»

Part one in a three-part series of posts about Bipolar Disorder. When I first started to write about my experiences, I thought it would be easy. I would write down what my symptoms were like, describe some instances in my…

Mental Healthcare is Healthcare»

“We’d like someone to talk about mental health.” My response? “Great! But that’s a pretty broad topic… .do you have anything specific?” I asked the question, but I already knew the answer. It’s always the same answer.

What is Bipolar Really Like?»

All three types of bipolar disorder involve clear changes in mood, energy, and activity levels. Moods range from periods of extremely “up,” elated, irritable, or energized behavior (known as manic episodes) to very “down,” sad, indifferent, or hopeless periods.

The Body Does Keep the Score»

Being someone who is interested in learning and understanding different aspects of mental health, I am always reading whatever I can to try to learn something new. Or something that can give me a better understanding of things I already…

Letter to Me… Reflections on Past and Present»

Wisdom comes with each existing day, whether we recognize it or not. I have learned that in life, there will always be challenging situations. Sometimes, we will struggle with and resent those situations; wishing that they wouldn’t have happened to…