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Common Things I Hear as Someone Who Has Bipolar

By on May 20, 2017

It’s been about three years since the inception of “Redefining Bipolar” and everything that coincided with the creation of this website. I’ve done many speaking engagements, a lot of…


13 Reasons Why: When Research and Lived Experience Mix

By on May 13, 2017

Trigger warning for suicide, sexual assault, bullying, and spoilers galore. One thing I also want to begin with is that it’s taken me over a month to write this…


What does it feel like to have bipolar disorder?

By on February 19, 2017

Every time someone asks me this question, I ask them this question: “Well, how much time d’you got?”

It’s a good question. I’m glad people are asking it. But it’s…


Medication and Self-Stigma: Swallowing Pills or Pride?

By on October 14, 2016

Taking medication for a mental health condition isn’t exactly something┬ápeople tend to broadcast to the world, nor prance around in a field blissfully thanking the gods above (or below,…


Stigma is the Worst Part About Having a Mental Illness

By on August 13, 2016

As someone who has become functionally stable with the use of medication, lifestyle changes, and lots of social support, I now face the reality where stigma is the biggest…


5 Changes Bipolar Disorder Treatment Needs to Adopt

By on January 6, 2016

From the stories I’ve heard along the way of recovery, a story people seem to share is how difficult treatment is if you have bipolar. There is a narrative…


Creativity & Medication: Buzz kill?

By on July 24, 2015

This post is not going to be about the relationship between creativity and bipolar, which I can neither confirm nor deny but suggest more research upon. Instead of trying…