No Therapy for The Bipolar Writer

I can’t fault my therapist for moving from long hours for probably not the most exceptional pay for a better job. She was terrific, and she helped me through so much. I got to this point because of my mom, therapy, and undergraduate/graduate school.

“Too much” or just being human?

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Few weeks ago, I wrote about my fear of not being a capable therapist as someone who struggles with my own mental health. I’ll be starting graduate school this fall to become a licensed therapist, and I’ve been dwelling on this thought a whole lot. I came to conclusion that it would not make me… Continue reading “Too much” or just being human?

Courtney’s Interview Feature

This a feature I wrote on Courtney. You can find all feature interviews here. Become a Patron!https://c6.patreon.com/becomePatronButton.bundle.js Courtney’s Interview Feature: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a unique mental illness diagnosis. It comes with uncontrollable mood swings that can happen every minute of every other day. The unpredictability of Borderline Personality… Continue reading Courtney’s Interview Feature

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 Guest Blog Spot – Emily K. Harrington

The first day on that stimulant was the night I became furious with myself in a conservatory practice room, blacked out (also known as having a dissociative fugue) and walked several miles out of town. When I came to, I called campus Safety and Security officers to drive out and pick me up. I got back to the dorm, popped two hydrocodone (my first attempt at self-medication), and stood outside of my room looking at the doorknob, feeling like there was a pane of glass between my outstretched hand and the door that I couldn’t possibly penetrate.

Viagra for Mental Illness

My therapist and I once debated what would be the one thing that could change the human race.  Ok, not really but the seriousness of the conversation felt like that.  We asked what would really change the face of mental health and why the mental health industry is taking so LONG to come up with… Continue reading Viagra for Mental Illness

I am too attached

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I associated the word “attachment” as someone who is clingy, annoying and who has “issues” that they couldn’t resolve in the past – Until this year. I get attached to people fairly easily. Most people say it’s because I am just a very caring person and that is a good thing. I want to see… Continue reading I am too attached

What’s the Make, Model, and Year of Your Mental Health Struggle?

Hi, I’m Chelsea. I drive a minivan. I didn’t want to drive a minivan. When people learn that I do drive one, they start assuming other things about me. They also assume: I drive slow, am distracted, have no taste in vehicles, have children, will make a bad decision whilst driving because I’m probably turned around yelling at… Continue reading What’s the Make, Model, and Year of Your Mental Health Struggle?

Finally an Update I Will Love- My Memoir

It has been a long process. Seriously. There were so many days where I wanted to quit it all and give up my dreams of sharing my experiences with mental illness through a memoir. My memoir— The Bipolar Writer, a dream that will become a reality in the coming weeks! An Update on my Memoir… Continue reading Finally an Update I Will Love- My Memoir