Category Archives: Mental Health

What’s the Make, Model, and Year of Your Mental Health Struggle? — The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog

Hi, I’m Chelsea. I drive a minivan. I didn’t want to drive a minivan. When people learn that I do drive one, they start assuming other things about me. They also assume: I drive slow, am distracted, have no taste … Continue reading

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The Rest of the Top 20 Crowdfunding Sites

As a follow-up to my post yesterday, Top 10 Crowdfunding Platforms of 2018 According to, I found a Top 20 list on GoDaddy shortly after I posted the Top 10 list: The first ten are the same as … Continue reading

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When The Chronically Ill Get “Sick” — Being Lydia!

You might be shaking your head in confusion at that title. However, I think it will make sense very quickly. I use the word “sick” to cover acute illnesses like bronchitis, the flu, even appendicitis or a broken leg. For … Continue reading

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Bloody Wet Day — Day by Day

I slowed down to twenty miles an hour on the interstate today coming in to work. It was just pouring down. And I got soaked walking in to class with my umbrella clutched in one hand and my textbook in … Continue reading

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My Anti-Hate Campaign… — A Mind Divided

…Or Training Myself to Grow Where I’m Planted. ◊ In the wilting swamp of summer, with depression and agitation kicking up a Pig Pen Black Cloud, I found myself hating Oklahoma. What I gained by moving seemed minuscule compared to … Continue reading

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Evened Out — Day by Day

I really seem to be in a good place right now with my bipolar. I’m not obsessing, I’m not depressed, I’m not manic, I’m not mixed, I’m not freaking out about anything. I am coping pretty well with the house, … Continue reading

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Grieving — Kitt O’Malley

Grieving, not depressed. No bipolar depression. No depressive thought process. Just grief. Just a deep overwhelming feeling of loss. I miss my father. Miss him deeply and dearly. Going to individual therapy and taking my medications for bipolar disorder, but … Continue reading

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