Archives for Coping Skills

Bipolar II

Anxiety & The Psychiatrist

Even though I feel better when I leave my psychiatrist office, making the appointment, keeping the appointment, and getting to the appointment, have always caused me major anxiety.

It’s not like I am new to the whole deal, I’ve been going to my psychiatrist for...
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Coping Skills

The Silent Bully

Yes, that is a picture of the Karate Kid which is a movie that takes a look at bullying on a physical level, literally, and it comes down to a karate competition.  But, there are other bullies out there. Bullies that aren't in high school but still operate like they are.

I have a bully at work that I've dealt with for almost a year. I've read tips, articles I even wrote an article awhile...
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Coping Skills

Now I Need God?

I have a therapist, psychiatrist, friends and family but now I think it is time to look into getting a spiritual advisor. I haven’t been religious since my childhood, and wonder why now, at 39 years old, I am considering getting one. It seems...
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Bipolar II

Haunted By Insomnia

I’ve spent the first 28 years of my life suffering from acute insomnia. Hypo mania will do that to you. When I finally got properly diagnosed with Bipolar II, and started medication, I couldn’t believe the feeling I had to wake up without terrible lack of sleep. I remember as a child lying awake all night and dreading the next morning cause I knew I would be fueled...
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