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Bipolar II: Floating Above The Line

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

graphMost people educated in Bipolar disorder are familiar with the term Bipolar I, however, sometimes when I say I have Bipolar II I get a follow up question, “What’s that?”

If someone were to Google Bipolar II a flurry of website would pop up with medical information that can seem like you are reading an encyclopedia.  I try to explain it visually.  Imagine a line that signifies a person going along in life without a mental illness.


Depression and Your Loved Ones

Monday, March 17th, 2014

cornerSometime when we go through bouts of depression we are prone to become isolative and ostracize ourselves from our friends and family. When this happens it can result in more stress which can feed your depression.  Here are some tips to help curb the anxiety one can experience when attempting to manage depression when it comes to your loved ones.

Communicate:  When you drop off the planet your loved ones will become concerned about the status of your mental health.  It is important to be honest with your feelings.  If you don’t feel like being social that’s okay.  Just communicate those feelings. 


Poem: When You’re Bipolar

Friday, March 14th, 2014

bubbleWhen you’re bipolar

you feel it

across the breath of a conversation

you think it

all around your world


Poem: The Worse Rejection

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

red

He calls

Again another year

After years

Why are you still keeping me in
Your life


Over Identifying With Your Mental Illness

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

eyeI’m guilty of it, and know that I am not the only one out there who identifies themselves as mentally ill.  But, there comes a time when it can become obsessive, or all consuming, and your illness defines your being.


Poem: Humans Are Meant To Gather

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

stairs

POEM: HUMANS ARE MEANT TO GATHER 

I feel bad when I realize my

Behavior has left me

Alone.


Don’t Wait Till New Years

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

fireworksChristmas is going to come and go and before you know it you’re going to find 2014 hit you in the face like a ton of bricks.  Some of us make resolutions, others remain anti-resolutions, but either way there are pressures to make changes. 


Thanksgiving Poem: The Passive Aggressive Killing of a Pecan Pie

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Holidays are rough.  We all have to meet together despite annoyances, disappointments, old buried resentments, or whatever. Sometimes passive aggressive behavior is taken out on a turkey, or a pie.  


Bipolar Relationships: The Dark Romeo and Juliet

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

flowersSometimes you get so lost and fall so deep into another person’s illness, you become trapped.  Especially when you struggle with your own mental illness and it impedes your ability to take care of yourself and see things clearly. Your illness can slowly chip away at what‘s right, and make excuses for what’s wrong.


Poem: Insecurity

Friday, November 15th, 2013

fly

I don’t know

When this will end

But it must

Because it can’t go on forever

Not knowing

Nothing

At all.

I am here for a reason


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