Chase the thoughts
And shutdown my racing mind.
Counting the flock just doesn’t stop
Those endless thoughts of mine.
Enter baa baa black sheep
In a small prescription form.
He comes in twos, but I make him four
When I crack him always in half,
Or grind him up in sleepy time tea
A dash of milk and local honey.
Don’t just do something, sit there
Several weeks ago I saw my psychiatrist and admitted that I had been indulging in activities that I knew were bad for me, because they supported or nurtured my hypomania. My psychiatrist reminded me that I was playing with fire (since for my, hypomania can be a gateway to dysphoric mania, which is risky as well as awful) and that he was not about to prescribe me more or different medication when there were things I could do to help myself.
Thoughts from One to Another
By: Kristian McElroy
Sometimes when I walk the world I wish you knew me.
I also wish I knew me too.
Only memories plague my mind.
But, the memories don’t tell me who I am or whether I ever knew who I was.
It’s just blank.
I am more than I see.
I am stronger than I think.
I am more knowledgeable and wise than I am aware of.
Relapse…can we really choose the path with which it takes?
By: Kristian McElroy: email@example.com
Bio: I love the Beatles & the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I'm a nerd at heart. I love photography & writing & adventures. Kayaking & biking are my physical activities of choice. I like zombies (who doesn't nowadays!) & the rain & the ocean & Vancouver. I really love my cat THHMMQ & my family. I love lots of things, especially love. I am happily planning my wedding with my amazing fiance.
Removing the Shrapnel
"Don't you dare, for one second, surround yourself with people who are not aware of the greatness that you are."
- Jo Blackwell-Preston
I knew there was a problem when this quote made me cry.
How Journaling Changed Bipolar Disorder for Me
You Can’t Lose!
My name is Carley. I’m very excited to be part of the International Bipolar Foundation blogging team. First, let me tell you a little bit about myself and my story.
Hey Batter, Batter … Swing!
"No one knows about a swing better than someone who has Bipolar Disorder.
Mood swings are the major part of my life. I’m either on my way up. Up. On my way down. Down. Or I’m “stable” waiting and not knowing if my next swing will be up or down.
I’ve experienced some incredible highs. I’ve gone days without sleep. I’ve written novels and stories in a stream of consciousness that is like spewing forth with no stopgap. No throttle."