Bipolar Disorder Treatment
The tipping point
My freshman year of college… Can I have a redo please?
It is August, and around this time for the last 9 years, I think back to 2002 and getting ready to start my freshman year of college in a new state, new town, and not knowing a single soul. Little did I know how life changing or should I say life altering and an unforeseen disaster it would be.
Hi, my name is Kristian. I am 27 years old and reside in Maryland. Living with cerebral palsy and bipolar disorder, I enjoy movies, music, adventures and exploring, cooking, anything creative, spending time with my family, and trying new things. In 2009, I graduated with my B.S degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, University College with a 3.9 GPA. Everything about life right now can be described as an unexpected, first time experience. I have a background in education, art, health, and human services.
Being a parent is hard. Let’s face it, there is no instruction manual. Goodness knows we’re all going to make our share of mistakes. It’s just a part of life. As hard as parenting is, usually you have a partner to help you thru the tough times. It’s even harder when you’re a single parent. Single mom, single dad it doesn’t matter. It’s just hard. There is no one to turn to in the middle of a bad day and say I need a break or I can’t handle this right now. It’s all on you.
Suicide, Skid Row and Tacos
By: Erica L.
Bret A. Warshawsky is an independent writer, activist, artist and aspiring entrepreneur. He was published for the first time last year in a book with world-renowned author and transformational speaker Lisa Nichols, sharing his story of the journey in transforming mental illness into a blessing through passion. Currently, you can find him on his blog at http://bretawarshawsky.com/ and Facebook.
It's been 31 days since my last drink. Our doctors tell us not to drink. Even Lil' Wayne raps in his special guest appearance on the Weezer song "Can't Stop Partying" - "..party like tomorrow is my funeral, gotta stop mixing alcohol with pharmaceuticals." I tried several times to stop drinking, but it was terribly hard. Ladies and gentleman, I'm a beer/bourbon snob. I love a nice craft brew and a single barrel bourbon (prefer Maker's Mark), but sometimes I'd be just happy with some Kentucky Gentleman.
This one is for any of you who have been hospitalized. Have any of you ever had the dream of being either back in the hospital or having the dream of family members threaten to admit you? This dream would occur for me more frequently when I drank alcohol. I steer clear of the alcohol now, not by means of morality, but so that my medicine may always work properly. Man do I love a nice bourbon or craft brew. In fact I recently emailed the Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams) and asked if they would consider brewing a non-alcoholic. But I digress.