I am so bipolar, and I am unashamed. This blog is dedicated to those living with bipolar disorder and learning how to live their best lives. Bringing some order to our disorder.
My husband, whom I have lovingly deemed the poster-child for mental health, thinks about things once, makes his decision and confidently moves on. Meanwhile, five hours later, I am still anxiously figuring out what to do. Why is this? Why is he able to do what takes me five hours, in one minute? I get … Continue reading Overthinking
My psychologist looked up from behind his glasses that rest on the tip of his nose and very seriously said “no wonder you are depressed, your life is boring.” Say what?! At the time, I was a stay-at-home mom to my newborn and 3 & 5 year olds. Not sure what more he thought I … Continue reading No Wonder You Are Depressed, Your Life Is Boring
I left my straitjacket at home again, dangit! In all seriousness, yes, people say this to me. No, I do not think they are trying to be mean. I do, however, think this is a perfect example of the stigma that very much exists surrounding mental health. I think people hear that someone has bipolar … Continue reading But, You Don’t Look Bipolar