Why I Share

This question has been on my mind for awhile, and I recently talked about it with a friend: When do I feel it appropriate to share about my struggles with bipolar disorder? And another harder one: Why do I share? I realize that I'm fairly open about my disorder, definitely more than I used to… Continue reading Why I Share

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You Haven’t Heard of This…???

Taking a break from the intense! The other night I was on the phone with a friend. We both tend to tease each other, and it's all taken very lightly. However, as I was recounting my day, I mentioned that I tried to watch the film version of The Giver (my sister and I were… Continue reading You Haven’t Heard of This…???

life with my disorder (part 3)

Welcome to the final installment of my journey thus far. It's been awhile in coming, I know, but here it is. Around this time after graduating, my dad was beginning to interview for a job 600 miles away from where we were living. I began to prepare for my first quarter at a state college,… Continue reading life with my disorder (part 3)

life with my disorder (part 2)

Here we go, a continuation of the story of my disorder thus far. Thanks for being so patient. During my first hospitalization, I was put on a new mixture of medications. One of these medications made me very shaky and unsteady; I felt very weak. I ended up getting out of the hospital right before my 17th… Continue reading life with my disorder (part 2)

life with my disorder (part 1)

Since this has been so disruptive for me over the past few months, I decided to dedicate some time to my bipolar disorder. It's not an easy topic for me, especially with the recent hospitalizations and electroconvulsive therapy, but I'd like to share. If you are sensitive to details about difficult topics such as self harm… Continue reading life with my disorder (part 1)