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

Kylee Treseder6 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...
Kate C.6 months ago
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 Williams6 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-Paez8 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 Prough8 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 Brueckner8 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. Young9 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 Willis9 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 Caton9 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-Paez9 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 Smith9 months ago
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 Lile9 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 My name is Katie Lile, born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. When I was five I was diag...
Eg Laf9 months ago
Bipolar Badass
Ever since my childhood, society told me that mental illness was a shame, a burden to carry secretly. My younger self was fed with the bad depiction in movies. I associated mental health with hospital...
Scott Head10 months ago
Bipolar Type 2
The Beginning
Thomas May10 months ago
My Own Personal Hell
I was 20 when it first happened. I had just started my second year of being at a four-year university, living with a few roommates that I had lived with the previous year. I was studying political sci...
LeAnn Murch10 months ago
Being Bipolar
It's so difficult to explain, doesn't matter how much a person wants to understand you they just don't quite get it. I watched my mom suffer from it, she freaked me out and I would constantly yell at ...
Sierra Lynn10 months ago
I Have Bipolar Disorder, This Is Why I'm Unashamed
Mental health has long been a factor in many peoples lives, but it has long been ignored. It isn't uncommon to hear someone say their diagnosis now a days. You can hear people from all around the worl...
Chuck Hinsona year ago
Lessons from a Bipolar Angel
Bipolar disorder, aka “Manic Depression”. In courtroom dramas, they're words often brought into play to describe a defendant's criminal behavior; in real life, I've heard them used as a crude verbal s...