Posts Tagged ‘mood disorder’

It has been a while. It has been a time. What a time.   It’s hard for me to say where I have been. I don’t want to say where I’ve been, but I can give you a glimpse. If the flow of this talk (can we call it that?) seems out of  order it’s […]


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 […]


So . . .  I’ve been blogging for some time now about mental health and parenting and I’ve never really addressed the issue of medication, and while I’m not afraid to talk about it, I’m not sure that I am the best voice to speak for or against the use of all the different drugs out there. I […]


To tell or not to tell. I was reading a great blog from Disorderly Chickadee (http://wp.me/p26KTD-H0) about coming out with a mood disorder at work. It was amazing and I suggest you give it a read. I especially like how she draws the parallel between coming out gay, and coming out bipolar – both states carry a stigma […]


The headline for this post is from some picture I saw somewhere out there on the wild, wild, web. It’s true though –  hence the frustration. I myself have felt my mood swoop lower and lower in a matter of moments, and within a very short period of time I have found myself frozen in […]