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Ending Bipolar Disorder Stigma with Facts

Guest Post by NewLifeOutlook about Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that has gained notoriety over recent years. Many people recognize the name and may even know someone living with [...]

Bipolar Kicks My Ass

When I met with my psychiatrist yesterday, we discussed my diagnosis. I learned that since I’ve been hospitalized for bipolar symptoms, my diagnosis is type 1, not type 2. Since I've been ramping [...]

Writing My Book and Speaking Out Loud

This morning

I Will Not Cry Now

To avoid feeling overwhelmed and hold back the tears due to loss, stress and worry, I've started delving into my ancestry online. My therapist reframed what I was doing as focusing, rather than [...]

Recovering from Hypomania

Recovering from hypomania and fatigue. Need to relax, slow down, and heal.

Hypomanic: Something Had to Break

Struggling with symptoms of hypomania

Michael Pipich Guest Post: Are You Just Depressed or Is It the Onset of Bipolar Disorder?

This guest post hits close to home. For twenty-one years, from ages eighteen to thirty-nine, I was diagnosed with chronic depression (dysthymia). I'd tell doctors that I was at least cyclothymic, for I my [...]

Irritable. Hypomanic. Parenting Fail.

Trying to keep hypomania at bay. NAMI training this weekend. IBPF panel next Tuesday. Frustrated with parenting newly adult son with social anxiety and migraines.

Hypomania aka Fried Brain

Those who know me well would hardly be surprised to hear (or read) that my mind is fried. Focused? Who me, focused? Nope. Instead, one project or comment gets me going in one [...]