This Bipolar Life: Chronic Illness

I ran across an interesting conversation about this subject recently so I figured it'd be good blog fodder. Chronic illness: Continuing a long time or recurring frequently. Mental illness belongs in that definition too. It matters. It is a medical condition caused by a *physical* chemical imbalance and it comes with a set of spoons … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Chronic Illness

This Bipolar Life: Violence of the Mind

Before I dive deep on this please know I am in a stable place. I would have to be to even write this. Please keep any comments kind and supportive as this is easily one of the most vulnerable posts for me since I've started years ago. Ever see those "8 things a bipolar person … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Violence of the Mind

This Bipolar Life: Remind me. Please.

I've never thought of myself as someone who would need a small sapling worth of post-its just to keep me organized. I have a paper organizer. I have a fancy-dancy digital organizer. I have my phone calendar and notes. Hell, I even have a "sticky notes" app on my laptop. Why so many? Because I … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Remind me. Please.

This Bipolar Life: Be Your Own Boss?

So it's been said (a lot) the people with severe mental illnesses, like bipolar or schizophrenia, don't know how or can't keep a job and they become a drain on society. My story, and those of many others, takes a different turn. I do keep myself employed most of the time. I have switched companies … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Be Your Own Boss?

This Bipolar Life: News Update

I love writing this blog and one of the things I enjoy most about it is being able to get some of the latest information out to everyone who follows it. I hope you find these articles informative: Gender-Based Disparities Identified in Bipolar Disorder Hospitalization Stays Out of 16,271 people studied women spent 3.7% more … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: News Update