A Family Perspective of Caring for Someone with Bipolar Disorder Part 1

I wanted to add something a bit different to the blog today.  I'm very close with my family and wanted to show their perspectives of my struggles living with Bipolar. My Husband's Perspective: "I had been in the hills of Scotland on a mate's stag do, and I'd had no signal since we had left [...]

My Triggers for a Bipolar Episode and How I Manage Them

Bipolar can be triggered in a number of ways and it can be different for each person. It has taken me years to correlate certain situations and experiences with the onset of a Bipolar episode, depressive or manic. Here are the triggers I've identified that effect me; Stress - I don't deal with stress very [...]

Self Honesty

Honesty. A subject I harp on about often. I like to think I am an honest, upfront individual and that this is reciprocated by the people around me. Mutual respect - if I'm honest and open with you, then I should expect the same in return. However, there is something that evades me - self [...]

A letter about Depression: Shutting down and Disappearing

To my family and friends: I'm sorry I disappear. Sometimes I disappear physically; not bothering to keep in touch and sometimes emotionally; I shut down to cope with being unwell. I do this to an extent to protect myself. I don't want to be judged or rejected for who I am. Unpredictable tendencies have shrouded [...]