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I was at work with this guy that I like to hang out with when it happened.  I knew that it was possible, that it might happen again, I just didn’t think that it would be this soon.   638 more words

Life Stories

Finding my sunshine

I am truly envious of those people. Those people who are content. Happy with where they are and glad of their circumstance. They make me green- eyed and feel ‘not so virtuous’. 312 more words


When the Madness Almost Wins

Last night was a bad night.  Really bad.  It was the worst night I’ve had in a very, very long time.

I never consider myself to be truly suicidal, because when it comes right down to it, I have four very strong, solid reasons to not fall off that cliff: Firstborn, Girl Child, Minion, and Baby Bee. 1,705 more words

Help I think I'm #manicdepressive

I am beginning to think I am manic depressive… Not sure why but I get super depressed when I’m alone or really just when ever something bad happens.. 101 more words

Postpartum Bipolar Disorder Research Study

My friend & colleague, Dr. Walker Karraa, is studying the stigma surrounding postpartum bipolar disorder. If you fit her research criteria and are interested in participating, please do so. 226 more words

About Mental Health

dyane reblogged this on Birth of a New Brain and commented:

Hello, my friends! It's an older-but-wiser Dyane here, and I'm grateful for the lovely birthday comments you've left over the past couple days! :) Lucy and I had a mellow, mutual birthday, with one REALLY amazing thing happening to me (I'll blog about that soon, I promise!) and balanced out by a couple of weird, minor-yet-slightly upsetting things which I'll most likely blog about at some point. I think I was extra-sensitive because it was my birthday and I'm weird like that. I wasn't given an inflatable Alpura Dancing Cow outfit as a gift, but I will get over my disappointment. I'm sure that thing cost at least $500! On a separate note. I'm pleased to report a recruitment for the first study that specifically addresses mothers, stigma and bipolar disorder in the postpartum period (0-12 months). It's being conducted by my friend Dr. Walker Karraa, author of the acclaimed book "Transformed by Postpartum Depression: Women's Stories of Trauma and Growth" (the #1 bestseller in the Amazon postpartum book category!!!) and founder of Stigmama. I'm honored that Dr. Karraa agreed to write the foreword to "Birth of a New Brain - Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder" - she's my top pick in the entire world to do such a thing! Our mutual friend, the writer/mental health advocate  Kitt O'Malley, blogged about Dr. Karraa's study requirements, and I jumped at the chance to reblog it. If you could spread the word about this study, we'd all be grateful. Thanks so much, and have a great weekend! love, Dyane :)

Positive changes

Well this has been a great start to a work week. I’m so excited to be a part of a great organization that has started in my hometown called Recovery Is Happening. 381 more words

The Magic of the Alpura Cow Dancer

In my last post I declared I’d keep the next post around 500 words or less.  

I think I can do it today, so I’m going for it!   677 more words

Bipolar Disorder