Updated Version of my Poem: 12:15 am

12:15 am by James Edgar Skye It’s 12:15 am, I am in a dark room my mind racing and the panic is rising out of nowhere. Shallow and slow, I can’t catch my breath. It happens, every night, this night— the next. Restlessness. A feeling of unease. “I can’t do this,” I think. A tingling… Continue reading Updated Version of my Poem: 12:15 am

A Chapter on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy From my Memoir

Last Saturday, I held a “mental health discussion” on Zoom. I consider it a success as there were many questions and great dialogue within a small group. I will be writing about this experience later this week, and on Saturday, I will be hosting another Zoom get together. One of the topics that came up… Continue reading A Chapter on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy From my Memoir

Houseplants and Mental Health

Isn't it cute?

I have a black thumb. For those unfamiliar with the term, it means I kill plants. You’d think, by now, that I’d see the ferns and cacti leaning away from me at the store -but, no. I see a cute pot or arrangement and think, I can grow a plant! Into my cart the poor once-green thing goes,… Continue reading Houseplants and Mental Health

Morgan’s Interview Feature

Dark Clouds Sun Shining Light Edge Light Rays

Starting this month I will be reposting each of my interviews of the “Interview Feature” series. This was something I started in 2017, and while I have not the time at the moment to write new ones, I am planning on writing a book with many interviews in the future if I can get my… Continue reading Morgan’s Interview Feature

How do you find “the one?”

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I made the hardest move I’ve ever made this past week. Quitting on my therapist. I hate leaving people and I do not like the feeling of letting people down. But I just couldn’t help but to feel that we were not the greatest fit. I appreciate my therapist and his effort for sure, but… Continue reading How do you find “the one?”

Patreon & Changes

My goal in my Patreon account is for me to connect with my followers to a point where they become a part of the experience. I have created tiers on my Patreon account that give a patron a level of access to my writing that has never before been seen.

A Final Push – My GoFundme Campaign

I wanted to say first, thank you all to those who have already donated towards upgrading The Bipolar Writer Collaborative blog to the business level. There have been some fantastic large donations and also amaing small donations that have brought us closer, but we are still not quite there–as of today we have made over 300 dollars, which is really amazing! I think this… Continue reading A Final Push – My GoFundme Campaign

What are Your Worst Mental Illness Symptoms

I feel better. My depression lessened over the weekend, and I have a good feeling about where the rest of February will go when it comes to the depressive episode being entirely over. I have not felt this good since the first week of January. While thinking about what to write this week on my… Continue reading What are Your Worst Mental Illness Symptoms

A Repost – Upgrading The Bipolar Writer Blog – I Need Your Help

What I am planning on doing is upgrading this blog to the business class. I can do a lot more with sharing the stories of others through this platform. What I want to do is take this blog to the next level. I want to be able to allow others to sell their work on my blog. (It will also help me sell my own work so there is that part of why I would like to upgrade.)

Getting Back to my CBT Roots

Fixing My Social Anxiety I have thought a lot recently about my habits, what works, and why I decide (consciously or unconsciously) to stop doing the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy things that make my social anxiety just a bit better at the moment. When things are right, I tend to move away from things until it… Continue reading Getting Back to my CBT Roots