Archive for January, 2013

23Jan13

Originally posted on Bipolar, Unemployed & Lost:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yw0QQHFSYD8 I wish there were commercials like this everywhere! If there were commercials like this in the U.S., I think people wouldn’t have a problem talking about it. Can you imagine having a mental illness and you can go out with your friends and discuss it openly, freely.…


Respect. Peace. Freedom. These words are easy to throw around – I’ve done it. But I still know their weight when it counts. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man who stood up and spoke against the status quo. He challenged the ‘ways things were’ and dared to dream of something much better. A […]


I have a tendency to fall victim to the most prevalent diseases in the Western world: I am ill of want. I’ve got a case of the “Gimme Gimme’s”. The moguls of media have me dead in their sights and have hit me with a barrage of advertisements that me sick of the things I have, and […]


Celebrate This!

14Jan13

“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.” Nelson Mandela Such brilliance! I’m in awe of the wisdom and bravery! What a great way to live. […]


What makes a good patient? I feel like I’ve been a bad patient lately. Why? Because I have doubt. I am doubting that the medications I am on are healthy or doing the great good my doctor is predicting. After being on drugs for so long, and being faced by a resurgence of my illness, I cannot […]


Today, I want to build something, and I hope I can take you with me. I’m not manic or even hypomanic, but rather, I feel like I just took my first breath of free air since this long depression has been holding me down. I want to build something now. A mood. A thought. And […]


One day a young man heading home came to a wide and wild river. He stared and stared and stared, wondering how he was going to get across. It was impossible. Just as he was about to give up and turn back he saw someone on the other side of the river. The young man […]


“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more” – Shakespeare, Henry V Act 3, scene 1 Once, and many more times. For people with mood disorders: What battle do we wage? What foe do we face? What are we armed with? Will we win? What Battle do we wage? What foe do we face? […]


Today, depression visits. An unwelcome and treacherous guest. I’m trying to write so as to tell how frozen and useless one becomes. I try to take my own advice, but I feel hollow and the words echo and blend into indistinguishable noise. I feel vacant. My soul undefined. Two quotes: “Mirth, and even cheerfulness, when […]


“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns Over the holiday season, we are all bound to see some extended family at some point. This class of relatives is definitely a source for stress for everyone, good or bad. I can say, as a dad, as a person with […]