Category: bipolar experiences

  • Birthday Blues

    It’s Sunday and I should be excited to watch football. Instead I’m on the downside of my bipolar mood swings. It seems with every manic or happy moment, the depressive state is even stronger. Yesterday we celebrated my sons 5th birthday party. It’s amazing how we, as people with mental illness, can mask our feelings […]

  • A letter to my insecure self

    A letter to my insecure self

    I have spent most of my life feeling insecure. This is evident throughout my writing but I finally wanted to address this insecurity with a letter. To my insecure self, Over the years I have beat myself up with feelings of little self worth. Continuously I have badgered myself over things I have said, how […]

  • Give more than you take

    Today was my first day back at school working remotely. I’m a special education teacher & I’ve worked with countless students with ranging disabilities. But my favorite type of teaching? Working with behavioral students. There’s something satisfying about shaping behaviors from inappropriate to engaged & suitable conduct. The most important lesson I learned from teaching […]

  • Hanging on to Hope

    Hanging on to Hope

    According to the national alliance on mental illness (NAMI), almost half of people who die by suicide had a known mental illness. The stats surrounding bipolar & suicide are terrifying to me. Another study done by Cambridge University revealed that 30% people with bipolar disorder will attempt suicide once in their lives. The suicide rate […]

  • A wife’s perspective on being bipolar

    It’s not always rainbows & butterflies it’s compromise that moves us along. Maroon 5 It’s been one of those days. You know, the one where you wake up filled with hope that today is going to be the best day ever! I frequently wake up feeling this way. For me it’s that I’m going to […]

  • Just another manic Monday

    A lot of people don’t know what it’s like to be bipolar, formerly known as manic depression. The “mania” or manic episodes usually are extremely heightened feelings of euphoria and the feeling you can do anything on the planet. This sense of “power” is typically short lived and followed by a depressive state. When manic, […]