When you have bipolar disorder, I like to think of you as delicate – not that you aren’t strong and such, just that, perhaps, you need to be handled kindly….

On being “strong”

In the mental illness world there are words tossed around like “brave,” like “strong.” And, yes, I am stronger and braver than perhaps I have ever been since this illness…

Taking the Pills

I take a lot of pills – for my hypothyroidism, my elevated blood sugar, my monthly cycle, and, most importantly for my mind. Anxiety. OCD. Depression. Mania. Psychosis. We’ve got…


As you know my ex-boyfriend and I broke up a little over a month ago. I didn’t write down the date. It’s all been a blur of endlessly lonely days….