11 Things: The Truth About Surviving Bipolar Disorder

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Let's get real for a moment. Living with bipolar disorder sucks. There's no way to sugarcoat that fact. Occasionally¬†there are positive aspects, like the manic days when you're able to spring clean your whole house, but for the most part, every single day with the disease sucks. Surviving bipolar is a constant struggle. I'm not … Continue reading 11 Things: The Truth About Surviving Bipolar Disorder

11 Simple Ways To Improve Your Bipolar Life

11 Simple Ways to improve your bipolar life

Like most illnesses, Bipolar disorder will only get worse if not properly treated. Let's be honest, though, treating manic depression correctly involves a lot of trial and error. The drug cocktail that works for you might send someone else into hypomania. There is some good news, though. You can improve your bipolar life. While not … Continue reading 11 Simple Ways To Improve Your Bipolar Life

Bipolar Musings: Riding in Chaos on the Relationship Carousel

Having a successful relationship when one partner has bipolar or another mental illness.

So, I'm bipolar. You probably suspected, based on the name of my blog. Being such often means living in a very different world than what most people see. This is especially true when you are in a bipolar relationship, but there is hope that you can be successful. This article lists seven things you can … Continue reading Bipolar Musings: Riding in Chaos on the Relationship Carousel

Bipolar Musings: Chronic Illness Adventures and Running Into Walls

Living with bipolar and chronic illness is a constant adventure. Sometimes events happen that throw you against the wall. Read on warrior's personal patient experience. | #bipolar #chronicillness #spoonies #mentalillness

Hello, world. Today is one of those days. If you have a mental illness or live with chronic illness, you will know what I mean by that. For those of you that may not understand right away, I will attempt to use my bipolar brain to explain it meaningfully. This has been a tough week. … Continue reading Bipolar Musings: Chronic Illness Adventures and Running Into Walls

15 Top Books You Need to Survive Bipolar Disorder

Living with bipolar disorder brings its own unique challenges. This post considers the top 15 books to help you survive bipolar. | #bipolar #mentalillness #books #workbook

Hearing a doctor tell you that you have Bipolar Disorder can be one of the most overwhelming experiences of your life. If your thoughts weren't racing already, those words will send them into high gear. Don't panic. You can survive manic-depressive disorder and learn to live with it successfully. Bipolar gets a fair amount of … Continue reading 15 Top Books You Need to Survive Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Musings: Losing Time and Dancing With Disaster

One of the unique challenges that bipolar disorder sometimes presents is that of losing time. What's that like? Read this post to find out. | #Bipolar #mentalillness #manic

Hello, blogging world. It's your friendly, neighborhood bipolar writer. Of, at least, one of them. Today, I don't have anything specific to tell you. Instead, I'm just going to talk about me for a little bit and the concept of losing time. I was diagnosed as bipolar in 1995. It took a good three years … Continue reading Bipolar Musings: Losing Time and Dancing With Disaster

Spotlight on Gratitude: 15 Inspiring Quotes Will Make You Stronger

It's hard to stay positive when you have a mental or other chronic illness. Gratitude can help. Read 15 inspirational quotes that will help you to cope. | #gratitude #chronicillness #bipolar #spoonie #mentalillness

Gratitude is a powerful tool. This is true for everyone, but especially essential for those dealing with chronic illness. Find the extra shot of strength you need from the following 15 inspirational quotes. Events in life are frequently overwhelming. When you throw chronic or mental illness into the mix, it can be downright unbearable. However, … Continue reading Spotlight on Gratitude: 15 Inspiring Quotes Will Make You Stronger

The End – A Poem From Rock Bottom

The End - a Poem about despair and reaching rock bottom. #poem #poetry #poet

I have agonized a little about sharing this poem. It's been on my mind quite a bit, especially with the recent celebrity suicides dominating the news headlines. The poem is dark, so it may not be the best read for everyone, especially if you are already feeling down and depressed. However, my number one purpose … Continue reading The End – A Poem From Rock Bottom

What to Do When a Loved One Has a Mental Illness

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What to Do When a Loved One Has a Mental Illness It was a few minutes before midnight. The middle-aged couple was coming home from a fundraiser. Several emergency vehicles had passed them, but they paid them little attention. They lived in the city after all. As they neared their home, the wife was first … Continue reading What to Do When a Loved One Has a Mental Illness

Why Consistency is the Key to Mental Health Success

What time did you get up today? What time did you get up last Sunday? What time will you get up tomorrow? Does it affect mental health? It may seem a little odd to start a blog post with questions about what time you get up. There is a reason, though. Consistency, especially for mental … Continue reading Why Consistency is the Key to Mental Health Success