bipolar

Bipolar disorder; understanding the highs, the lows and the in between.

Chuck Hinson6 days ago
We Can ALL Be Winners Despite Our Diagnosis
"But I don't know WHY I feel this way. Do you think I could be bipolar or something?" That's the first question I asked my counselor when, years ago, my life was full of inexplicable ups and downs. He...
ukconfederate 7 days ago
Nice Days Don't Reach Everyone
I’m the first to admit that I’m a real moaning git when I have anything wrong with me. I hate being ill, even in the slightest way. I always feel like I’m a "malfunctioning human" when I’m ill... "def...
Chuck Hinson9 days ago
More Tips on Winning, Despite Our Bipolar Diagnosis
Before we begin this installment, let's review some of the highlights of the last one: An activity that can help us keep our diagnosis under control is to keep a written journal of how we're feeling. ...
Chuck Hinson10 days ago
We're Gonna Win, Despite Our Bipolar Diagnosis!
In my last post, I listed a number of toll-free numbers that we can use in the event we need someone to talk to, and help us through a "cycle" (the word's used to describe either a manic or depressive...
Chuck Hinson12 days ago
YOU'RE GONNA WIN, Despite Your Bipolar Diagnosis!
While it's true that bipolar disorder is incurable, there are things we can do to handle it successfully and live a happier and more stable emotional life. So, before I begin this second article, let'...
Chuck Hinson13 days ago
I'm Gonna Win, Despite Being Bipolar!
Although my psychiatrist diagnosed me as being bipolar back in 2015, I was neither told of nor treated for it until three years later. The explanation for the delay was simple: My files were "lost in ...
Jessica Sladea month ago
Going Through Life with Bipolar Disorder
I recently was diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder in April. I was in a mental hospital in the capital city. Only 45 minutes away from my home. I came in an ambulance from the emergency room in my home...
Cynthia B.a month ago
Plagued: Living with the Voices
It was like I was in a nightmare. It started when I was first hospitalized. I accidentally overdosed on melatonin tablets, only desperately trying to go to sleep after being sleep-deprived for nearly ...
Vans Lifea month ago
Analyzing Conflict Between My Different Mental States
To begin this conflict analysis, it would be most suitable to discuss the beginning of the conflict, which was August 11, 1997. Coincidentally enough, it’s also the date of my birth. Though it may see...
Kristin Wilsona month ago
Life with Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder affects as many as 60 million people worldwide. Bipolar is a lifelong chronic illness for which there is no cure. Someone living with this disorder will experience revolving episodes ...
Janice Pagea month ago
The Fight of My Life
I have a dream that I've been dreaming about since junior high school. I love writing and I love music. If I were able to put them both together, that'd be amazing. But being a songwriter, you have to...
Vans Lifea month ago
Are You Actually Bipolar? Now You Know
Chances are you've heard more people than not claim that they are bipolar. The truth is if they actually knew what "bipolar" was, they wouldn't use the term so lightly. In addition to mood swings, the...
Paisley Hansen2 months ago
Coping with Bipolar Disorder
Anyone who has bipolar disorder knows how hard it can be to oscillate between two extremes. What are the two extremes? Mania makes you feel like a superhero, while on the other hand, depression makes ...
Layla Elkassih3 months ago
You Won't Hear This Often
It's not the best subway station, with its blue tiled walls, and cement floors, flickering lights over head that seemed to follow you around wherever you go. You're sitting on a bench in the middle of...
Tamara Iwanchyshyn3 months ago
The Light at the End of the Tunnel
So around a year and a half ago, I was diagnosed with bi-polar. The diagnosis changed my life. It both threw it into chaos, as well as brought order to the chaos that I was experiencing. I had an answ...
KC Taylor3 months ago
The Search for Khadijah
The Need to Know
Marie Osuamoh3 months ago
Wahalalafia (Part 13)
I realised that I am mortal when I was lying down. Sometimes we take life for granted, it's ridiculous. I realise that. I have to make every moment count. As you know, I'm a floater, so sometimes it's...