Storytelling will Save the World… Yes, Even Yours

Written by: Josh Rivedal Captain’s log, Stardate January 2011. Where unfortunately many have gone before. I’m twenty-six years old and thinking about dying… actually I’m not being entirely truthful. I’m dangling halfway out the fourth floor window of my bedroom in New York City. I don’t really want to die. … Continue reading…

Dodging Suicide- I Almost Didn’t Make It: A Story of Survival and Hope

We often hear some make statements or remarks such as “I could just die” or “I wish I were dead,” but they are rarely meant as serious comments. Some or most tend to say statements such as these when they are having a rough day or out of frustration. What … 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…