#ForMeDepressionIs

#ForMeDepressionIs

“For me, depression can take on various forms. One version is just feeling INCREDIBLY EMPTY, like a shell of my former self. I am stripped of; passion for anything, ability to function, my personality, ability to smile and laugh, love for life… everything. Another version is an agitated, anxious depression. I have difficulty sleeping and [...]

[Guest Blog] Life After My First Bipolar Episode

[Guest Blog] Life After My First Bipolar Episode

Today, I feel normal… so normal that I might just cry. To someone who has no personal ties to a mood disorder, this statement may seem odd, even bizarre. Why would someone be so emotional about feeling just “okay”?   Thank you Charlotte Underwood so much for letting me write a guest blog post for [...]

You are my SUNSHINE [Blogger Award]!

You are my SUNSHINE [Blogger Award]!

  I got nominated by mental health blogger Fiona (@likeas_thewaves) for my first ever blog award! Woo-hoo! Thank you so much for this award! It is an honor!   So, if you are a member of the blogging community, you may have heard of the Sunshine Blogger Award. If not, basically it is:   The [...]

Collab: M3 TentTalk’s “Starfish Stories”

Collab: M3 TentTalk’s “Starfish Stories”

A few weeks ago, M3 TentTalk contacted me regarding a guest post opportunity for their new Starfish Stories series. The theme of the "Starfish Stories" posts is "we can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone"... so illustrate either how I have helped someone or how someone has helped me. Using that theme as my [...]

“There is one thing I like about mania…”

“There is one thing I like about mania…”

How many illnesses can be seen in a positive light by its patients? How many have symptoms that make the "sick" willingly give up their meds time after time? This is one reason that bipolar disorder is so fascinating to me. Medication non-adherence may not be that big of an issue with other illnesses, but [...]