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Stigma Fighters: Rebecca Lombardo -The Challenges of Being a Bipolar Author

The Challenges of Being a Bipolar Author I’ve spent many, many years dealing with bipolar disorder. However, I’ve only spent a year as a bipolar author. All authors face challenges. Struggling to be published, meeting deadlines, promoting. I am now of the opinion that those of us dealing with bipolar disorder have a different battle [...]

By | 2016-05-15T11:51:42+00:00 May 15th, 2016|Categories: Bipolar, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Matt Joseph Diaz

Being Good At Living With Mental Illness Doesn’t Mean I Don’t Have It “How do you just talk to people so easily?” she asked me. “I’d be so anxious.” “That’s my secret,” I replied, pulling out my best Mark Ruffalo in The Avengers voice. “I’m always anxious.” I’m often told, especially by people in mental [...]

By | 2016-05-12T11:04:57+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Bipolar, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: A.S. Minor

I struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and PTSD. Over the last few years I found myself in a very dark and lonely place that I honestly didn't think I would get out of. This dark place led me to psych units across the eastern part of the United States, and as time went [...]

By | 2016-05-05T19:08:03+00:00 May 8th, 2016|Categories: Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Emily Hemmerle

An open letter to my mental illness, How I've known you for years, you've molded me into the person I am today. You have 3 sides to you, the anxiety, the mania, and the depression. You've taken a toll on my health but I don't let you control me. The anxiety, man you need to [...]

By | 2016-05-05T05:20:39+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Categories: Bipolar, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Meridith

I majored in psychology, for a year or two at least, in college so I took plenty of psychology classes back in the early 90s. I remember taking one class in particular. It was called “Abnormal Psychology”. I remember learning about bipolar disorder and thinking, wait, other people don’t feel this way? Other, “normal”, people [...]

By | 2016-04-23T06:24:22+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Categories: Bipolar, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Dawn Ogle

Bipolar. Manic depressive. Those were the only words I heard come out of my doctor’s mouth. Unstable. Mental case. Crazy. Insane. Those were the words that ran through my mind. I was sitting across from her at the desk. Those words were thrown in my face as if they meant nothing at all. That’s because she [...]

By | 2016-04-23T05:58:12+00:00 April 23rd, 2016|Categories: Bipolar, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Lynn Rae

Oprah said that when something isn’t working right in our lives first the universe gives us a whisper, then a nudge, then a push, then a shove. Then we’ll get hit with a brick and if we still don’t listen an earthquake will come along and totally disrupt our lives. Well, I waited for the [...]

By | 2016-04-21T06:26:30+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Bipolar, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Aspen Morrow

NIGHT TERRORS I understood suicide the very first time I heard of it around age 11, I had been committing it every night in my sleep for a decade. My earliest memories at 18 months old were of night terrors that included a suicidal death. Wads of snakes in various sizes, colors and patterns slithered [...]

By | 2016-03-28T17:35:30+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Categories: Bipolar|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Jessica L Scarlett

Sometimes, I just don't know how To console you Reassure you that you have validity Not get impatient or angry when you disobey me Or allow you the amount of independence you claim you have. Sometimes, When your sweet little self Shows her grown up attitude I feel.... Defeated. Small. Inconsolable. Panicked. Like Whatever comes [...]

By | 2016-03-28T09:04:39+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Categories: Bipolar, Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

Stigma Fighters: Michelle Lee Gagnon

CRASH I’m just going to let loose. Forget about punctuation marks and such. I’m spewing a hornet’s nest from my mouth. I’ve been riding a manic high for three days now, one I haven’t felt in over a year. Oh the things I got done and the creative projects and I wanted to skip in [...]

By | 2016-03-26T09:07:20+00:00 March 26th, 2016|Categories: Bipolar, Stigma Fighters|1 Comment