Trigger warning: brief mention of suicide When you are going through an episode of depression, you may think that it is the worst thing ever and you will never get out of it. You may even beat yourself up for “allowing” yourself to become depressed in the first place. I think these are normal reactions […]
2020 has been a pretty harrowing year, hasn’t it? First, Australia was on fire. Then, COVID-19 spread all around the world. For a brief moment, we had murder hornets. And now, we have civil unrest in the United States and throughout the world, and that is on top of the still-existing COVID-19 pandemic. If you […]
So you have recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder by a licensed health professional. It may have been daunting to hear this news. You may think that life, as you know it, is over. You may not know how to start getting better. You may even be denying that you have bipolar disorder. But you […]
These three questions I ask myself when I have suicidal ideation stop my thoughts every single time.
I have been quiet on my blog about Black Lives Matter not because I want to remain neutral, but because I have no idea what words I could use that would adequately show my support for the movement to end systemic racism. I still don’t quite know what to say, but I will try my […]
I admit it: I am still trying to figure out my blogging niche. I have a vision, but not a plan. I can see five years into the future and be happy with what I am viewing inside my imagination, but I bristle at thinking about what I need to do today to get myself […]
Read what it is like to have coronavirus and be self quarantined.
Trigger warnings: Very brief mentions of childhood sexual abuse, rape, war, and armed robbery It is sad and frustrating that even today, in 2020, trigger warnings are still controversial. It is just another sign that mental health stigma is still alive and strong. I think that lack of collective understanding about triggers is what fuels […]
When you have bipolar disorder or any other mental health disorder, you may gain a lot of momentum and experience peak productivity at certain times of the year — “seasons” if you will, though they do not have to correspond to spring, summer, autumn/fall, and winter — and deep slumps when you do not produce […]
You have probably experienced the phenomenon of “Fear of Missing Out” (FOMO) before. If you have not gone through FOMO at all, then consider yourself lucky. I consider it a symptom of mania in my own experience, but neurotypical people may also experience FOMO. In my own words, FOMO is the fear that if you […]