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Blog Profile / Bipolar Chica's


URL :http://www.bipolarchica.com/
Filed Under:Mental Health / Bipolar Disorder
Posts on Regator:102
Posts / Week:0.4
Archived Since:December 8, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Recovery: Sleep Patterns

I'm typing on my brand new computer! It's beautiful, shiny and has great colors. This web page looks nicer on it, too. It has a webcam on it. I can't wait to use it! Stay tuned for some video from me.I'm feeling okay today. A little tired. Show More Summary

Out and About

I ran errands yesterday. A feat that hasn't been accomplished in a long time. It felt good to get out of the house and the sun on my skin felt nice. I managed to take my daughter to her speech therapy appointment where we discussed whether or not she would be going to school in the spring. Show More Summary

Kay Jamison on Grief

From UVA:How can you tell the difference between grief and depression?For Kay Redfield Jamison, the distinction is critical."It has been said that grief is a kind of madness. I disagree," Jamison told a nearly full house Thursday atShow More Summary

Bipolar Life Before Diagnosis

When I was thirteen I became very depressed. I wrote in my journal a lot and I sat in my closet so nobody in the house would hear me cry. I've always been a loud crier. Tears didn't merely slide down my cheeks. I sobbed. That year I wrote in my diary for the very first time that I wanted to die.My parents were ignorant about mental health. Show More Summary

Excerpt from Reaching for Sanity, Chapter One

Today I'm sharing with you an excerpt from my book, Reaching for Sanity. I hope you like it. ...

Walking for NAMI this weekend

Did anyone see the episode on Schizophrenia this week on Oprah? It was about a schizophrenic seven year old and how her parents deal with her disorder. It was so hard to watch. I feel for her parents and for her. Life is not easy for a mental patient of any age, but especially for children.It reminded me of why I'm walking for NAMI this weekend. Show More Summary

Join in my Walk for NAMI

I am writing you today to tell you about an upcoming event that I am participating in that is both very important and very exciting to me. It is NAMIWalks for the Mind of America, NAMI's signature walkathon event that is being held in Austin, TX at Auditorium Shores on October 10, 2009. Show More Summary

Dying isn't just about dying

I'm still trekkin' along. My grieving has taken a back seat to all the legal ramifications of my father's death. There's so much to take care of: taxes, creditors, money, letting people know of his death. This week I finally let his ex-wife and my ex-stepbrother of his death. Show More Summary

Giving Yourself Permission to Grieve When You Have Bipolar

When you have bipolar disorder how do you give yourself permission to grieve without totally losing it?This is the dilemma I'm faced with now. I don't want to cry because I'm worried that my bipolar will kick in and I'll be in a long depression. Show More Summary

I Loved My Father

My father passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 of Septic Shock (infection of the entire body) due to complications from the surgery he had to remove the tumor that had grown from his pancreas into his stomach and spleen.When I got there on Tuesday night I got to see him. Show More Summary

Guest Blogger | Jemma Smith's Bipolar Disorder and Life Insurance Headaches

Bipolar Disorder is an illness that results in severe changes to a person’s mood. These vary between manic episodes of high energy to lows typified by depression. The exact causes are not yet fully understood, though there is a strongly suspected genetic link. Show More Summary

Listen to Your Bliss!

I was surfing channels a few nights ago as I watched television and came across some really invaluable motivation for my life. Dr. Wayne Dyer wrote a book entitled Excuses Begone and he has some worthwhile advice.Every day we use excuses like I'm not good enough, I can't afford that, I'm undeserving and I can't do what I want to do. Show More Summary

Lonely in Bipolar

I am alone. At least, I feel alone. And, it's my own fault. I feel lonely in my own family and I shouldn't feel that way. This loneliness is self-inflicted. I push people away. I don't want anyone to get too close for fear that they won't like what they see.I push my family away. Show More Summary

Guest Blogger | Psychotherapy Brown Bag's Michael Anestis' I think I have Bipolar...Now what?

If you think that you or somebody you care about might have bipolar disorder, life is likely overwhelming at the moment as you consider numerous questions. What help is available? Who do I talk to? How do I know if I’m receiving theShow More Summary

Oldest's 6th Bday

We had a great time this weekend. It was my oldest's Sixth birthday. We went to a waterpark and then over to my sister-in-law's for a little party. Saturday we took my oldest and youngest to Build-a-Bear. We walked away with a best dressed unicorn and bear. Show More Summary

Guest Blogger | Rachel's I was a Bipolar Stripper

Hypersexuality made me take off all my clothes for money. I worked in one of those seedy joints on the side of the road that said "Massage". I never massaged anybody, but I did put oil all over my naked body in front of clients. Eight years later I found out that I had Bipolar Disorder. Show More Summary

Rant on Doctors who don't believe in Psychiatry

It gets my goat when people don't think that mental illness is a real disease. I read this article in Psych Central that really got me hot: Psychiatry v Anti-Psychiatry. There's an actual doctor who doesn't believe in mental illness....Show More Summary

Appointment with Psychiatric Nurse

I told her that I reduced the amount of Geodon I've been taking and the shakiness that I had been experiencing has stopped. She was pleased to hear that and didn't say anything about my decision. She's good about letting me decide my...Show More Summary

Hypersexuality

The taboo subject is hardly ever talked about. Sexuality is a normal part of life. Hypersexuality is ever more prominent in Bipolar Disorder. If you're in a manic state, then most of your senses are heightened including the need for sex.Sex will be on your mind constantly and the need for sex will lead most Bipolar Disorder patients down a bad road. Show More Summary

Guest Blogger | Rita Caruso's Bipolar Roller Coaster

I have ridden the roller coaster of bipolar for most of my life. Now I recall that I had mood swings as a young girl. I was aware of things that brought me joy but had NO idea why I got so sad. I cried so often.Self medication with the...Show More Summary

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