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When You Feel Electric

electric synapseToday is one of those days I have to watch myself. I am agitated. I am fidgety. My mind is jumping from thought to thought.

I miss my partner and the loving relationship we had.

But that is done. On to bigger and better things, right?

My friend says it is the summer┬ásolstice. She is feeling it, too. Maybe. Maybe it has to do with the alignments of the sun and the Earth. Maybe it is just heartbreak. Maybe it is the beginning of mania. I don’t know.

But I have told two people about this “activity” in my body. I am trying to be safe. If ever you notice your signs of the beginning of mania (or depression for that matter), tell someone close to you so that they can check on you. They are not your babysitter, they are just a concerned friend or family member.

For me, it feels like electricity coming from my core and out of my body. It feels like an itch I can’t scratch. It feels like I am going crazy.

Don’t worry, dear reader, I am safe. I just wanted to let you know that it happens to a lot of us. Mania. Hypomania. Electricity flying from our fingertips. Be safe. Don’t keep your symptoms, however good or bad they feel, to yourself. I want you to also be safe.


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When You Feel Electric

Elaina J. Martin

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Martin, E. (2015). When You Feel Electric. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 18, 2020, from


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