Tags » Bipolarity

Up and Down

I seem to be extremely up one minute, extremely down the next, all at break-neck speed. Yesterday morning, I was thinking of how best to die by exsanguination and then ended up designing ways to save the planet. Ho-hum.

Mental Illness

Ten Things I Want to Share About My Invisible Illness

  1. I am one of many. Nearly 1 in 2 Americans has some sort of chronic condition, and about 1 in 4 adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder every year.   
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Personal Essay

High Days

I am the rainbow film on a petrol puddle or a soap bubble. I refuse to play ball or Ophelia to his Hamlet. It would be on a black background and it’s all smoke, cloak and daggers anyhow. 27 more words

Manic Thoughts

How My 7-year-old Stops Me From Suicide

Over the last few months, my 7-year-old daughter has been asking a lot of questions about death, dying, the soul, and heaven.  The trigger was the opening scene in the movie UP, where Mr. 761 more words

Personal Essay

How to Create a Comprehensive Safety Plan

If you have ever been suicidal or had thoughts of self harm, you should have a Safety Plan.  Simply put, a Safety Plan is a personalized document designed to help you remain safe despite thoughts of self harm.   345 more words


Dark Nights and Painkillers

I writhe. My sciatica is bad. But not half as bad as my mood. I’m cotton wool and razor wire. I’m the maelstrom to your storm. 77 more words


Who Commits Suicide and How to Prevent It

Why is suicide prevention so important?  Quite simply, because it is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the 3rd leading cause of death among teenagers.   758 more words