Bipolar Disorder Isn’t All Rainbows and Butterflies

Though this site is set up to view bipolar disorder in a more positive light, full of promise and hope, it is not meant to undermine the seriousness of this disorder in any way. As a person who lives with this illness, I can strongly relate with others when they… Continue reading…

Succeeding In School With Bipolar Disorder

Stress is one of the major triggers of a bipolar episode and unfortunately school can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming for those who have mood disorders. Junior high and high school were by far the roughest years of my life. I began taking my first mood stabilizer, lithium, at twelve… Continue reading…

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…

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…

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 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…

I’m not sick, I have an Illness!

Thank you – Read the full article HERE ! I highly recommend reading this inspiring post highlighting the mental illness stigma written by a good friend of mine, Gary. Please take time to visit his site on recovery at http://hopenrecovery.wordpress.com/. Continue reading…

Why Judge Those Who Live With Mental Illness?

Why judge those who are “different”? Are they less human than anyone else? Do they not deserve the same respect? Do some people just judge out of the fear of their own insecurities? Is it just easier to dismiss everything and pretend? I think and analyze a lot about how… Continue reading…