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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
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."
Unresolved Issues can be like a spy waiting for its right time to make a move
I recently discovered a very important lesson and realization. Unresolved issues can bite you in the butt at any time without any distinct warning. They can cause anywhere from a little hiccup to complete devastation no matter where you are on the recovery trail. This came as should I say at best an irritating surprise.
You Don’t Know
I have battled addictions
I have risen from the ashes
I have achieved more than what was expected for people like me.
When you say I’m sensitive I want to hurt myself
When you point out my flaws you don’t know I have done that and worse most of my life
You signal me to stop laughing, but you don’t know how much pain my laugh has given me most of my life.