Mania is…

  Running into the garden armed with a super soaker and naked, shouting 'you little fucker' at a cat Screaming 'fuck you, you twat' at the top of my lungs at a bar manager. Refusing money to pay the heating bill when living in freezing temperatures. Laughing uncontrollably and jumping on the bed for no [...]

Planning a wedding and staying well with Bipolar

Bipolar and excitement don't always mix well. Bipolar and stress especially don't mix well.  Add these together and you're looking at a full blown manic or depressive episode, or both. Planning a wedding has to be on the top of the list for both of these, and I decided to put myself through this a [...]

101 Things Nobody Tells you about Bipolar

It is more than just happy or sad Bipolar is a complex long term condition Sufferers all have slightly different periods of depression, hypomania, mania and stability Depression will be severe and unrelenting A depressive episode could last months A hypomanic or manic episode could last months Mania is not always fun Mania makes you [...]

My Journey so Far, Living with Bipolar Disorder

I was diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder in December 2012. I believe that I had been ill for ten years previously with this illness. As a teenager, I was very sullen, and my parents’ believed I was just being a teenager; quiet, unapproachable and moody. However these everyday moods of a teenager slowly manifested into [...]