Fun šŸŽ¢

Bipolar Disorder is such a Treat Step right up and take a seat Nowhere for to run and hide On this terrifying ride Where some assume you are dead meat. Image from Pixabay

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Stigma

Can we talk about this? I announced yesterday on social media that I had a piece coming out on The Mighty (read it here) and that I was really excited. Easily 20 of my "friends" congratulated me and told me how happy they were for me. I posted the story today since it was published … Continue reading Stigma

Quarter

With an outward Varnish of sanity, the unknowing strangers I meet, don't know I'm part of the quarter of humanity, with a mental illness walking down the street. Image from Max Pixel

Tripe

If you are someone who posts memes like this, just know that I am screaming at my screen when I see them. Is it possible for there to be a more invalidating meme for someone who lives with anxiety? Really? Aside from the obvious dismissal of someone's mental health status, this kind of crap is … Continue reading Tripe

Voices

Here's an admission not everyone is comfortable making: I have been known to hear voices from time to time. It usually happens when I am extremely episodic (manic or in a mixed mania state) and I don't hear "command" voices telling me to do things. I experience voices as maybe a Snippet of a sentence, … Continue reading Voices

Please

Please don't buy gifts for your friends or loved ones that are stigmatizing like this horrible game I saw at the store the other day. While the premise of this game seems to be something similar to the old "telephone" game, the packaging is abhorrent. I was not formerly someone who thought about the stigma … Continue reading Please

Addiction

Addiction is not a moral failing. Anyone misunderstand that sentence? Addiction is not the result of someone being a bad person or having turned away from God. Addiction can happen to anyone. The minute you think you are above it, it will find you. If you think you can handle your alcohol, maybe you can't … Continue reading Addiction

Consequences

I, along with several people that I know who live with Bipolar Disorder, have had to face all kinds of consequences due to this illness. Sometimes those consequences are financial and bankruptcy after manic spending, sometimes they are involvement with the court system due to out of control behavior, sometimes it's STI testing due to … Continue reading Consequences

Definitions


Iā€™m reblogging this today to launch a series of posts about Bipolar Disorder…

This Girl's Got Curves

Bipolar Disorder is much more complicated than being moody or having mood swings. It is also known as Manic Depression and is known for those two abnormal mood states. Ā This post actually is mostly pulled from that ancient and dusty blog I mentioned, so bear with it. Ā The resources and links posted are current.

Hypomania and Mania are two stages of Bipolar illness where the person may feel really well, have an increase in speech patterns, creativity, productivity, be more charismatic, the need for less sleep, be very social, etc. This sounds great right? Well in can also increase promiscuity, cause massive spending, thoughts that race so fast it is impossible to keep up with them, and, in the case of full blown Mania can cause grandiose thoughts (for instance that you are God or that you can fly) some hallucinations, or paranoia (like that you are being spied onā€¦

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