Okay, so look. I don't need to tell you that there is a stigma attached to mental illness. You have to be living under a rock if you aren't aware of it. It's all over the news wherever you turn. A man walks into a shop and kills six people. He was known to the police as someone who suffered from a mental illness. A young adult, male, jumps from a hotel window after … [Read more...] about Fighting Against The Stigma of Mental Illness
I sit in the chair and watch as my son with Bipolar Disorder has a complete meltdown. His emotions all over the place. I struggle with a way to help him. It's like looking in a mirror. Watching what he's going through is so very hard. I know what he's feeling. If I didn't then I wouldn't be able to see the signs and symptoms and help him figure out what to do. I was … [Read more...] about Signs and Symptoms You Have Bipolar Disorder and What You Can Do about It
It's been really hard lately, Trace has been dealing with a lot of stuff. In the past week, I noticed his moods had shifted. He seemed down, depressed more often, getting upset easily, meltdowns with no real triggers (none that I could see) anyhow. By the end of the week, my frustration hit an arc so high, I was ready to pack my bags and hit the highway. But of course, I … [Read more...] about Rant: Bipolar Bad Days Coming
There is this moment in motherhood where you know you've screwed up. You know it the moment it happens, when the words leave your mouth. "Listen you little brat, stop acting this way! I swear to God I'll ground you for life!" "You don't love me!" "You're right..." voice dripping with sarcasm no ten year old can understand. "I guess I don't." You see the tears, … [Read more...] about Being A Bipolar Mother with a Bipolar Child
Being someone who battles with Bipolar Disorder, it's wonderful to see more and more Hollywood stars and people of importance coming forward to share their stories. Nobody wants to talk about it, but it's a real illness that deserves attention. That's why I'm so happy lead singer of one of my favorite bands 'Creed' Scott Stapp is coming forward to share what he calls "The … [Read more...] about Scott Stapp of Creed Has Bipolar Disorder and Is No Longer Broken
It's been a few months now since we got the news that our six year old son has early onset bipolar disorder and sensory disorder. I still can't believe it sometimes. And, then other times I look at him and I see what is there, right in front of me. Everything I had to deal with growing up but without the omission of something being wrong. Still as a mother I do not … [Read more...] about How to Deal With Your Child’s Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder
I sat in the bath tub tonight and I just cried. Nothing out of the ordinary for me, at least not lately. It seems each day I wake up and every night I go to sleep, there is nagging emotion of self -doubt, self-hatred, self-indulgence and yes even a party for one at the pity pit. I don't know when it happened. I'm not even sure I can pin-point the actual event when things … [Read more...] about Excuse Me But Have You Seen Me Around?
Some days I wonder where exactly am I going. Besides, nowhere because I stay in my pj's all day working on the computer, blogging, doing reviews, playing games, checking social networks. I know I should go out and leave the house, get some fresh air, go for a walk, take time to stop and smell the roses. And, yet I just can't seem to find the motivation to get my ass off the … [Read more...] about So Damn Tired All Time
I am depressed. Yes suffering with bipolar disorder it comes with the territory, but there are other reasons I'm depressed today, and the weather is at the top of my list. Lately here on the West Coast the weather has been less than desirable. Mind you it could be worse. I could be in Prince George where there is still snow -- YUCK! Here though in the Valley it's been … [Read more...] about Funky Rain Go Away!
Nobody said it was going to be easy. Heck if life were easy we'd all be sipping margaritas under the Tuscan sun with clean houses and no noses to wip or boo boo's to kiss. Sometimes the fact life isn't easy is when I have the most fun. I know how insane that sounds, but for me sometimes the more drama there is the more focused I feel to get things done. That wasn't … [Read more...] about Down and Out: Dealing with Depression
It's amazing to think that depression is still a taboo topic but it is. So I was not only surprised but pleasantly happy when I read an article about Catherine Zeta-Jones and her struggles with being diagnosed with bipolar II. After discovering her husbands (Michael Douglas) Cancer was gone, Catherine should have been happy but discovered she wasn't. Her moods were down and … [Read more...] about Catherine Zeta Jones Talks Depression
Looking back a year ago I never would have imagined I'd find myself in this position. Locked inside. Not wanting to leave the house. Afraid of everything. I know how pathetic that sounds. I can hear how pathetic I sound saying it and yet it is me I'm talking about. Who is really afraid to go out? Afraid to leave their house? I mean that just sounds crazy, and yet... That's … [Read more...] about living inside out
Living with a disability is never easy. Trust me I know. My family is surrounded by disability. Our toddler PB (Pickleboy) has Cerebral Palsy and Asperger's and when he was diagnosed my heart just about broke, and yet at the same time I understood why God sent to me. My husband has a disability. He has a brain injury. Is that a negative thing? Well it depends on how you look … [Read more...] about Hiding in the shadows where everyone can see you