What Is It Like To Have Bipolar Disorder?

  A brief writing on what it feels like to have bipolar disorder: An ongoing battle. A fight against oneself. Never knowing what the next day will bring. Or even the next moment. From feelings of happiness, full of optimism, and that nothing can hurt me. To agitation, a grim… Continue reading…

The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting and Mental Health

My thoughts and prayers go out to the children, the staff, and their families of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. On Friday December 14, A terrible, tragic shooting took the lives of 27 people in which 18 of them were children.  My heart goes out to all of… Continue reading…

The Book Version of My Blog is Now Available!

I thought I’d give a heads up and update everyone. I recently published a book version of this blog that can be purchased for a few dollars at various locations and websites such as Barnes and Noble and Amazon. If anyone is interested in a book version of this blog… Continue reading…

I Have An Illness. I Am Not Crazy…

Photo Credit: Unknown   I am a person who lives with bipolar disorder. Does this scare you or perhaps make you think twice about the person I am? Before you judge me based on my illness, there are some things I would like you to know. I am not insane.… Continue reading…

Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder In Children and Adolescents

It has been said that spotting and diagnosing bipolar disorder in children and adolescents is often quite difficult for parents and physicians to accomplish. In general, bipolar disorder is a complicated illness that is not easily diagnosed and is often misdiagnosed in many cases. As a person who was diagnosed… Continue reading…

Reasons Why Mental Illness Still Has A Stigma

1.  Not a lot of people are open to talking about it. It can be very difficult to open up about an issue that is constantly made out to be a bad thing. Who would want to be open and honest about having a problem that will only result in being… Continue reading…

Blog for Mental Health 2012

I’m re-posting a pledge that a fellow blogger LunaSunshine posted a few days ago.  I feel that this is a great idea to raise awareness and to support mental health. I’m hoping many other mental health bloggers will re-post this idea to get involved and show their support as well. I am honored and… Continue reading…

Bipolar Disorder And Having Children

If you are still rather young and you have a mental illness such as bipolar disorder, the ability to have children may have crossed your mind. I see having children as a personal choice and it also depends highly on the individual’s health. If you or your spouse has bipolar disorder and… Continue reading…

Encouraging Thoughts, Reminders, And Inspirations

If you have been having a rough time lately or are just in need of that little boost of inspiration and hope, I would like to share some with you today. Also, this post can be helpful to those who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding further. Here are some… Continue reading…

Bipolar Disorder and the Struggle to Work

When a person struggles with bipolar disorder, it can often be very difficult for them to follow through with daily tasks and routines that most are capable and used to doing on a daily basis. Holding a job and working is one of them. This can be a huge road… Continue reading…