Spring is REALLY LOUD

Common yellowthroat Credit: George Gentry/USFWS Springtime can trigger seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in both those with depression and bipolar disorder. For those of us with bipolar disorder, SAD can trigger mania and hypomania. The [...]

Survey Says…

Long time in coming... below more emotionally substantive content are the results of the survey I took in mid-February. First of all, my first reaction to being asked to take a survey is [...]

Medications: To have or not, that is the question! | International Bipolar Foundation

My friend Dyane Harwood of Birth of a New Brain responded to a recent IBPF blog article by Susan Zarit entitled Medications: To Have Or Not, That Is The Question! Susan Zarit of Bravely Bipolar has struggled [...]

Online Support Resources

Recently, I have come across people who live in rural areas without adequate mental health resources or live outside the US and do not have the access to mental health resources that the [...]

This Is My Brave Now – A Guest Post by Kitt O’Malley

Thank you, Jennifer Marshall for featuring my guest post on This is My Brave: This Is My Brave Now - A Guest Post by Kitt O'Malley. This is My Brave as I write these words. [...]

Bipolar Disorder and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Outside a cacophony of birds outside loudly pronounce that they have important work to do, nests to build, eggs to lay, offspring to bring into the world. Spring has sprung. The sun is [...]

Ten Year Anniversary of Hospitalization

Ten years ago, two weeks preceding and including Valentine's Day, I was hospitalized. Twenty years ago, I experienced a psychotic break during the same season: this season - the season of Lent. Though [...]

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