bipolar

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

Marie Osuamoh2 months ago
Wahalalafia (Pt. 2)
Happy Valentine’s Day. At this present time, I’m single, unlike Pringles. I find that being in love is one of the most complicated aspects of having Wahalalafia. My last relationship, let’s call him M...
Marie Osuamoh2 months ago
Wahalalafia
Wahalalafia. A fitting title to my first ever blog. If you know me you know that in every little speck of my life, I inject humour, to try and dispel any fear or qualms about life. A year ago, I found...
Amanda Brueckner2 months ago
Mania, Roller Coasters, and Plates
Hi, (if you are new here) I'm Amanda and I have bipolar depression. I'm starting to notice my symptoms of when I'm having a manic episode. This is not something I have been able to do in the past. I w...
Alice Griffin3 months ago
Succumbing to Mania
It's 4 am, I'm lying in bed, and again sleep is elusive. The electricity begins to crackle and shoot through my body. The world is dark and still. My room is quiet and safe. I pray desperately for sle...
Chris Hearn3 months ago
My Story for Bell Let's Talk Day
January 30, 2019 is Bell Let's Talk day in Canada. It's a day where Canadians everywhere are invited to discuss mental health issues. Oh, and of course, a day to promote Bell. There is no shortage of ...
Richard Bailey3 months ago
What Is Bipolar Disorder and How to Treat It
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a diagnosis that is a mood disorder in which the person may experience different states or as some prefer to call it episodes of being depressed an...
Kylee Treseder3 months ago
Beyond the Bipolar
Bipolar disorder is a condition that includes episodes of mood swings ranging from severe depressive lows to manic high points. The goal for people that suffer with this disorder is to find their midd...
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Kate C.4 months ago
Bipolar
For 22 years of my life, I have always thought I'm a little different from the rest. I look carefree from the outside but inside, my thoughts would drift wherever it wanted without needing my permissi...
Jay Williams4 months ago
The Emergence of Scarlett
Sometimes I really think that I may be insane. My mind wires are never not ignited and my thoughts are never fluid. Picture a train station where trains are supposed to show up on time, one by one. My...
Iria Vasquez-Paez6 months ago
Bipolar 2
Bipolar 1 is different from bipolar 2 because bipolar 1 is characterized by mania. Bipolar 2 causes depression. Bipolar 2 also has mania though but is mostly depression-based. High moods never descend...
Mary Prough6 months ago
Bipolar Psychosis
I do not recall a time in my life when my emotions were "norma.l" My moods have always ranged from empty, hopeless, isolated to excited, untouchable, and godlike. I couldn't feel pain that I caused to...
Amanda Brueckner6 months ago
Mania and the Pit
I'm a mother, a girlfriend, a daughter, sister, photographer, blogger, coffee addict and I have bipolar depression. What does that mean? To be honest not much, I mean I'm like everyone else out there....
Nicola P. Young6 months ago
10 Myths About Bipolar Disorder You Probably Believe
Bipolar disorder affects as many as three percent of adults in the United States, yet it's still a highly misunderstood illness, both by those who suffer from it and those who do not. That's why it's ...
Denise Willis6 months ago
My Manic Personality and Depression
I have been diagnosed as bipolar. My father was a paranoid schizophrenic and also bipolar, but so far I have had no schizo problems. I have had bipolar problems however, and when I was drinking, that ...
Amanda Caton7 months ago
My Love/Hate Relationship with Mania
Welcome to my life. I live my life vicariously through my ritualistic manic episodes. These manic episodes usually start out with a vicious cycle of absolutely dreadful depression, that progresses to ...
Iria Vasquez-Paez7 months ago
What Is Mania?
Mania is an obvious bipolar 1 and 2 symptom although bipolar 2s are more the depressed sorts. Caffeine triggers mania for me, so I have to be careful with how much I have. Mania is brought on by mood ...
Jane Smith7 months ago
Unmedicated
I still have bipolar. But it’s nothing to be scared of! They label you and tell you you need to be medicated forever—forever? That takes a lot of getting used to, believe me, and I did, I believed the...
Kathryn Lile7 months ago
Growing up with Bipolar
Growing up I didn't know what was wrong with me. I didn't know there was anything wrong with me, I was just...me. My name is Katie Lile, born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. When I was five I was diag...