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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, There Comes a Light: A Memoir of Mental Illness, published...


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. It was nice to belong to someone else. I liked having a man...


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, I believe that if I put my earrings on in the wrong order...