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Adulting Turned Rant

I have grown up stuff to take care of today and I’m avoiding it.  I need to schedule some appointments and get ahold of the insurance to see what happened to my ECT referral.  602 more words



Please welcome first-time contributor Melanie, a woman who has been living with Bipolar I Disorder for 12 years. Despite living with a mental illness, she managed to graduate college, magna cum laude, with her Bachelor’s in Psychology. 164 more words


An update on things

I haven’t written in a while. Things have been…overwhelming. So I finally saw a psychiatrist. Turns out its not MDD. Its Bipolar II. So that changes things and makes a lot of sense in hindsight. 144 more words

Book Review: An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison

Title: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

Author: Kay Redfield Jamison

Genre: Non-Fiction, Autobiography, Psychology

First Published: 1995

Over the course of the last couple of decades, the medical world has made significant progress in finding effective diagnostic and treatment procedures for… 813 more words

Book Review

I Love Sleeping

I knocked out the first three days of this week at the gym, actually went twice on Monday and Wednesday.  Just cardio in the afternoons, weight training and cardio in the morning.  745 more words


The Case of the Missing Personality

The hardest thing about taking medications which change your chemical make up is that your personality changes. I’ve gone from a spontaneous, outgoing, ‘life and soul’ figure to a quiet, introverted and impassive human being. 782 more words


You say I have a lovely face but how is that enough when I have to live through bipolar hell? 

Someone stopped me on the street and complimented me on my ‘lovely face’ and tried to make me join a charity. They asked me how I was and I said ‘I’m okay’, thus hiding my manic pain. 238 more words

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