I'm going to do nothing, Facebook. Because if I wish one friend a happy birthday, I have to wish all of them a happy birthday.
Working through bipolar disorder was not what I expected - but I'm grateful for what I learned.
I am so, so proud of you for the work that you do, day in and day out, to keep going.
I am the person I am today because there was a therapist who believed in me.
My blog turned one year old and I have SO MANY FEELINGS.
Whenever I feel that instinct to run or to hide, I affirm myself as an act of resistance.
"Normalcy" can be a little deceiving. No one expects you to be Mary fucking Poppins, okay?
Folks who have never struggled with their mental health seem to think of psychiatry as a quick and easy fix. Pop some happy pills and ta-daaaa! Your struggles will magically dissolve. What these folks fail to understand (other than, like, how psychiatric medications actually work) is that, for many of us who are in the [...]
Content notice: suicide. This piece was originally published at The Body Is Not An Apology. Far and away, the most frequently asked question I receive as a writer with bipolar and anxiety is, “How did you get to a place where you could be this open about your struggles?” It’s usually followed with a question [...]
Illustration by Jessica Krcmarik. This might as well be part two, because quite a while back, I wrote a pretty exhaustive list of things that newly-diagnosed folks with bipolar might want to know. This might just be an ongoing series where readers have the privilege of learning from my mistakes, because I’ve made more than [...]