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Bipolar II

How I Survived a Toxic Relationship

I’ve read a lot of helpful blogs about toxic relationships, for example, signs of being in a toxic relationship, and how to recover from one. It has allowed me to take some time to think about my own previous experience of living in a toxic relationship, and how I got out of one.

When I look back to being in a toxic relationship, I realized that I felt trapped. Signs like manipulation,...
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Coconut Water and Depression

I’m not sure when coconut water became such a trend, and now it’s everywhere. I started drinking coconut water about a decade ago. I walked into my local coffee shop on my way to work with a massive hangover. The barista told me that people come in hung over all the time and ransack the coconut water section in the café. I was desperate so grabbed a can and downed it. Surprisingly, it...
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Bipolar II

Stage One: Denial & Isolation Part II

Well, it has officially been a month since my loved one passed, and I am still in the denial phase. In fact, when I get condolence phone calls from people, or emails, or texts, they cry or show such emotion that I’m like okayyyy. Where is my sad face? I am back at work doing my routine. Weird.

I even walked through my loved ones house and felt fine. I saw pictures of us together, and...
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Bipolar II

One Word to Describe a Bad Breakup

Well, this definitely takes the cake for all the men I have broken up with, or have broken up with me, or somewhere in-between. Now, we’ve all gone through bad breakups, and each is unique to every relationship. In my experience, I think the worse breakups are when the band-aid doesn’t get ripped off, and it becomes a long term break up, and you go from being on and off, and up and down, till...
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Bipolar I

When your friend calls you and is depressed

Everyone’s experiences and symptoms of depression are different. People have unique coping mechanisms, and hopefully manage their episode as best they can.

When I am depressed, I do not want to talk to anyone. I avoid the phone like the plague, and often refuse to have visitors. I rarely want to leave my place. I know that is bad and unhealthy but it’s my experience. However, some people deal with depression by calling others, asking for company,...
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Bipolar I

When you cancel your therapist session

There are a lot of reasons to cancel a session with your therapist.

I just got over my depression and am back to my job, and think, okay, I don’t want to drop money for a session when I don’t have anything to say.

And I think that’s what it comes down to. Why would you pay money and waste someone’s time when you have nothing to contribute?

Then I thought about it, and felt weird entering my new job...
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Bipolar II

Beverly Hills 90210 & Depression

Alright, I’m just going to come out and say it. I have no shame to my game. During a bad depression, when it comes to watching television, I find myself watching Beverly Hills 90210. Now a days there are plenty of reputable shows to choose from but no, it was all about Andrea and Brandon and Donna and David.

To be fair, I grew up watching 90210 but eventually outgrew it, however, somehow it came back into...
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