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Recovery is…

Being in recovery doesn’t mean I get to feel good all the time. Sometimes all the symptoms still get together and have a party in my head. It means I am able to go “I feel like shit” and then … Continue reading

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It’s OK to be OK

Sometimes what makes me feel better surprises me. Last night wasn’t necessarily a struggle, but there were things weighing heavily on me. In other words I was wallowing in self pity. Then someone asked me what I was doing this … Continue reading

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These are the hard things.

Coming out of a severe depression and finding out that you have to wait until you cycle again for adjustments to be made to your meds. Getting asked out on a date and spending more time worrying about how you … Continue reading

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This isn’t about you.

Even though all signs point to bipolar, there is this nagging thought in the back of my head. Do I even have the right to claim the diagnosis of bipolar disorder? Take a moment to fully appreciate the absurdity of … Continue reading

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I’m not thankful, but that’s OK.

There’s a thing I’ve noticed. In blogs, books, conversations, TED talks, inspirational words, people are giving thanks for their mental illness.  I just can’t get behind that.  I feel like I’ve made peace with it, but I’m not thankful for it. … Continue reading

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5 years, 4 therapists, and 3 psychiatrists later…..

…..I find out I was misdiagnosed all along. When I was put on a mood stabilizer a month ago I was a little surprised.  It was such different direction than anyone had have suggested that I actually questioned whether or … Continue reading

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