How do you make up your mind about how to live with a mental illness? Receive an official diagnosis (Accept It) Research your feelings, emotions, and behaviors online (You Change) Ask your immediate circle about it (Look At The Situation Another Way) Keep it to yourself and hope for a better day (Do Nothing) Stop… Continue reading Get Your The Energy Leadership Index (ELI) Assessment Today
I’m at work today and feel like crap. Now it’s not a mental crap but physical. The physical feeling is from either not enough or too much sleep. I feel kinda lazy and tired. I want to go to sleep and feel something other than exhaustion when I get back up. I wish that things… Continue reading Today
When dealing with mental health issues; many relationships are hard. I have trust issues, moments of freakout, moments that I need to get away from a situation, and moments that I just need someone to reach out to me. Today that is my struggle. I am desperate to have someone in my life…. especially during… Continue reading Art for Coping #1
Making mistakes at work gives me overwhelming, day-ruining anxiety. March has been rough on me and I just want to give up and hide away under my covers for a year. The anxiety is too much. During January and February, I was alright with work. But once March came, it felt like everything I did… Continue reading Work Anxiety is Ruling My Emotions
My latest interview is with a dear friend. I call her Aby, and she is a member and moderator of the Infinity Warriors of Mental Health discord channel. I have known Aby for almost a year. It is an honor like always to share others’ stories, even those that I know personally.
Learning how to find balance in life and especially managing our virtual life nowadays is vital for our mental health & overall wellbeing since it can be so time-consuming. I also feature a remarkable collection of stories from amazing & brave women called “Her story.” This collective brings a voice to women of color that share their personal life experiences with me & the world. This ongoing project holds great sentimental value with me & it’s an honor to be part of it.
What a run. Over 1600 posts, 304,000 views, almost 15,000 followers, countless authors who became a part of the blog, and the plethora of comments made The Bipolar Writer Blog a success over the years. All good things come to an end.
I wanted to share my experiences as James Edgar Skye with the ups, the downs, even the negatives and positives of life. I shared what I went through, which was a lot in 2020, with my mother’s loss in December 2019, and it changed my world.
he Bipolar Writer Podcast is new, with over twenty episodes either scheduled or have gone live under my belt, but I am always looking for new people within the mental illness community to share their stories. You can be anonymous, with a pseudonym that you use or your real name.
I wrote this poem on April 3, 2015. I was in a dark place. I was close to suicide for the first time since 2010. I had been mourning my grandfather and my life was in a bad place. I was in the depression cycle that started in the summer of 2014 and didn’t end… Continue reading Depression Poetry: A Retrospective