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Is Mindfulness Some Hippy Dippy Shit? By Aaron Smith

My first thought was, “This is some hippy-dippy shit, right?” Mindfulness sounded like something for crunchy granola type people, something for people trying to get in touch with the harmony of the universe or align their chakras with crystals and bath salts. It sounded corny. It sounded like a reincarnation of the fake it till [...]

By | 2017-11-28T15:03:59+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Bipolar, Uncategorized|Tags: |2 Comments

You and I forever

I wanted you to save me. That's why I stayed with you. But I was wrong. You can save me or fix me. I have mood swings. Sometimes I run around the house cleaning everything, singing at the top of my lungs, and I'm euphoric, haven't slept for days. I want to please you, be [...]

By | 2017-11-24T08:35:10+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Categories: Bipolar, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Depression is – Pepper Joy Greggs

Depression is... Depression is more than being sad for an extended period of time. Depression is more than JUST a chemical imbalance of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. It is more than the failure of neurotransmitters to deliver information to nerve impulses. Depression is the amygdala part of the brain (that responds to emotional significance of [...]

By | 2017-10-22T18:28:32+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Depression, Mood|Tags: |1 Comment

Meghan Shultz

I moved overseas when I was manic. I have Bipolar Disorder. At the end of January 2016 I finished a course of 15 ECT treatments for a severe episode of depression. A couple of weeks after I finished the ECT I started to become very angry and irritable. The mania was setting in. You see, [...]

#WorkWithToday – A Mindfulness Movement – Sarah Fader and Katie Klabusich

In 1997 I was 17 years old and I wanted to die; mindfulness meditation saved my life. If it wasn’t for Jon Kabat-Zinn’s body scan and sitting meditations, I would be dead. I was able to focus all my anxious and depressed energy into one singular place. My brain literally would not shut the fuck [...]

By | 2017-05-04T18:42:48+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: ADHD, Bipolar, PTSD|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Keith Roselle – A Husband Opens Up About His Wife’s Bipolar Disorder

When my wife, Ann, was officially diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, it was not the major revelation that one might expect. It was a label to the problem I had been dealing with since she left Silver Hill Hospital. I knew something was amiss. Despite the weekly double session therapy she’d been attending faithfully and her [...]

By | 2017-04-17T08:44:10+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Bipolar|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Joy Pearson

Bubble and gurgle Boil and spout These ugly feelings Want to come out Warm acidic pressure Tight eyes and sealed lips it's a wonder they can't tell I'm near falling to bits A quick action A thoughtless mistake Killed all good vibes Quiet animosity overtakes Shut my mouth Glue close my eyes But not my [...]

By | 2017-04-17T08:39:30+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

(Not) Born This Way

I was always diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder (along with a diagnosis with PSTD). I was okay with that. It took some time, but I was okay with my diagnosis. I wasn't always. I went through stages. At first I was made at the defect that I was born with. Then I was sad, because I [...]

By | 2017-04-11T15:10:40+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Bipolar, PTSD, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments