Bipolar Disorder · Depression · mental health

How Being Positive Saved Me

It was March 2012 and I was struggling to make it to work everyday, struggling to make a home for my kids, lost contact with my best friend, involved in a toxic friendship with another, and kept finding myself in relationships with men that didn’t suit me only because I wanted to feel loved. I… Continue reading How Being Positive Saved Me

Bipolar Disorder · Depression · mental health

I Will Win the War

My husband describes me as someone who is exciting, spontaneous, happy, funny, energetic, loving, sympathetic, and caring. I would add irritable and short tempered to the list. The only descriptions on this list that coincide with my illness is irritable and short tempered. My illness exacerbates these traits. When I am in an episode, none… Continue reading I Will Win the War

Bipolar Disorder · Depression · mental health · relationships

A Guide For Meeting the Mentally Ill

We have ALL been introduced to someone who has something in common with us and they tell us. I couldn’t count how many times I have met someone and over the course of our “getting to know” each other and I’ve heard this: Me: (needing some Tylenol) “I’m sorry, I can’t take Ibuprofen. I can… Continue reading A Guide For Meeting the Mentally Ill