Category Archives: Mental Illness

Goodbye Bipolar Maniac: Hello BipolarMe!

ev-o-lu-tion

[ev-uh-loo-shuh n or, esp. British, ee-vuh-]

noun

  1. any process of formation or growth; development:

the evolution of a person’s understanding.

Today is the day we say goodbye to what started out as a cute name, that upon reflection,  promotes a negative stigma. Today we retire the name TheBipolarManiac and evolve to BipolarMe, in hopes of bringing a sense of normalcy to the everyday person’s perception of those with Bipolar Disorder or other mood disorders. Continue reading Goodbye Bipolar Maniac: Hello BipolarMe!

Bipolar Disorder: Newly Diagnosed

It was December 2011 when I was diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, PTSD (due to childhood trauma), severe anxiety, and S.A.D (seasonal affective disorder). This was a HUGE pill to swallow! Continue reading Bipolar Disorder: Newly Diagnosed

When Are We Truly Missing?

About four years ago I had my worst mania EVER! In that time I left my house not telling anyone where I was going, much less when I would return. Continue reading When Are We Truly Missing?

Bipolar Disorder: Invisible Demons

The topic I rarely see talked about is hallucinations. I feel this is an important topic to open-up about. Continue reading Bipolar Disorder: Invisible Demons

Bipolar Disorder: Finally Diagnosed

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder late in life. While most are diagnosed in their teens and 20’s, I was frolicking about, living life in the fast lane. Continue reading Bipolar Disorder: Finally Diagnosed