Sh*t Psych Unit Staff Say

Sh*t Psych Unit Staff Say

*opens door at night & floods room with light every few minutes* You should try to sleep more!

Open Letters to my Mania & Bipolar Depression

Open Letters to my Mania & Bipolar Depression

Since my sophomore year of college, I have been dealing with bipolar depression and mania. These symptoms and episodes have a way of becoming all-consuming. I've written 2 letters, one to mania and one to depression, to show just how these "friends" of mine have impacted me these past few years.     Dear Mania, [...]

20 Bull$h*t Phrases We “Crazy” People are Sick of…

20 Bull$h*t Phrases We “Crazy” People are Sick of…

At UNC, I took a Rethink Psychiatric Illness training on mental illnesses and how stigma impacts those with mental health conditions. When I went through the training, I honestly didn't see what the big deal was with some of the phrases they stated should be off limits. What... no one should use the terms "crazy" [...]

Go ahead. Call me “dramatic”…

Go ahead. Call me “dramatic”…

I used to be very in control of my emotions. I was not hypersensitive or overly dramatic.   But, bipolar disorder has destroyed my ability to be on top of my emotions at all times.   The littlest of things, a small criticism or a minor comment, can make it feel like my friendship is [...]