I haven’t had the best few weeks or maybe even months. Someone told me that tomorrow is Worldwide Bipolar Disorder Day and I don’t think that this post would be appropriate for that day because it’s not a very happy blog. For many years, I have been doing everything to better myself as a person. Continue reading “Hard Days Living with Bipolar Disorder”
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Today Is My Birthday (Again)
Well, this is my shortest blog yet. Lost motivation and 8 days later just decided to publish as is. Welcome to Crazy Town!
Issues with Weight
My struggles and frustrations with weight and having to constantly explain everything I have tried to well meaning people.
Yesterday Was my Eight Year Blogaversary!
I have been doing this for 8 years now which is funny because many of the topics I have spoken on are still very relevant today to the point that I don’t even have to say anything. I just copy the link to one of my blog posts. I don’t know if that’s lazy, good, or bad. Oh well!
Tales from the Psych Ward (Part 4): The Final Countdown
The final bit of my stay in the psych ward. Just as much as I am tired of talking about it, I’m sure you guys are tired of reading about it so it’s time to move on. That’s all we really can do in the end. Now what?
Tales from the Psych Ward (Part 3): “Therapy”
I Don’t Know MUCH BUT… I do know that therapy should be a bit more tailored to the person that is receiving it. The last time I was at Southern Maryland, I wasn’t as knowledgeable regarding psychology. I was obtaining my Associate’s at the time but I just think that there is so much moreContinue reading “Tales from the Psych Ward (Part 3): “Therapy””
Tales from the Psych Ward (Part One)
Back Again Okay, 12 years ago, I had to go to Southern Maryland Hospital for getting extremely triggered by my father and cutting the tendons in my hand. I talked about it a little in The Story of My Mental Illness. Well, I found myself back at the same hospital although it is now Medstar SouthernContinue reading “Tales from the Psych Ward (Part One)”
Diagnosing People Based Off ONE Incident with NO Mental Health Background
If you see someone doing something that isn’t right, don’t just assume they have a mental illness. There are some people with mental illnesses that do not act like this and it is not up to us to throw diagnoses out there based on ONE incident. Before obtaining a diagnosis from a PROFESSIONAL, there is a work up done, records reviewed, etc. Professionals don’t just walk up on someone and diagnose them and we shouldn’t either.
Don’t Use Your Mental Illness as a Crutch
Sometimes it’s best that I don’t look at the traits or qualities of people that have bipolar disorder. I sometimes use it as a crutch or an explanation for some of my irrational actions or lack of motivation. But how do you tell when your actions ARE a direct result of your mental illness? BipolarContinue reading “Don’t Use Your Mental Illness as a Crutch”
Dating a Person with a Diagnosed Mental Illness, Could You Do It? Should You Do It?
As I point out often, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2009 after being put into an institution for a short time. One thing I have always stressed to people that were interested in me since I was 20 (I’m 40 now) is that I take medication. When I received my first diagnosis ofContinue reading “Dating a Person with a Diagnosed Mental Illness, Could You Do It? Should You Do It?”