Bipolar Disorder On The Page

When I was newly diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I was a bit shell shocked. There I was, coming out of a suicide attempt and psych ward and moving in with my parents at twenty-seven with a new label : bipolar disorder.

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A Little About Psych Wards

A Little About Psych Wards

I have been hospitalized four times for psychological reasons; none of them pleasant experiences. I thought I would write a little bit about what that is like – being locked away from the world with other mentally ill people.

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Bipolar Disorder Stigma

Rejection hurts for everyone, let’s be honest. Before I decided to self-publish my book, thirty two agents told me no. Yeah, it burned a bit, but I  just redirected my energy into getting my book,

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Dumped

I have been dumped.

Sigh. I was not in love or anything, but it still stings. He had become a good friend, a fun kisser, and doled out big hugs in spades.

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Obsessions And Compulsions

Obsessive compulsive disorder co-occurs with bipolar disorder in ten percent of the cases. Having obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is exhausting. Obsessions and their resulting compulsions don’t always make sense. For example,

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