Monthly Archives: September 2016

There’ a word for that.

Guys, I think I’m shooting myself in the foot.  Metaphorically, of course. I have made huge strides in managing this illness. I know what kind of schedule I need to be on.  I take my meds (under protest sometimes, but … Continue reading

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Victories

For years, I’ve dreamed of the day when I can wake up and go about my business without the shadow of mental illness hanging over me. Constantly having bipolar shoved in your face by your own brain is annoying and exhausting. … Continue reading

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Brilliant Therapy Moments

Every now and then I have a profound conversation with my therapist. Sara (therapist):So what’s going on? Me:  There’s a thing. Sara: What kind of thing? Me: The thing that I don’t want to be a thing. Sara: Ah, that … Continue reading

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World Suicide Prevention Day

I know I’m a day late. I couldn’t find the words yesterday.  I’m not sure I can find the words today, but I’m going to try. I have a story.  I have to keep reminding myself. I have a story. I … Continue reading

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Me too.

I have a friend who is very open about his mental health struggles. This morning I saw his post on Facebook talking about suicide and his experience with it ( which closely mirrors my own).  I wanted to join in … Continue reading

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Excuses

I have a question for you. When does suffering become an excuse? When does suffering become learned helplessness? Where is that line?  And have I crossed it? For 14 years I lived with an undiagnosed mental disorder.For the past two … Continue reading

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