I came across a video by Jesse J. Anderson of the ADHD blog Jessejanderson.com. He suggested some ideas for the ADHD brain that I feel might be useful for those of us with bipolar brains. The two conditions are very similar to each other and can sometimes exist comorbidly. Many of the common productivity hack systems outContinue reading “The Bipolar Brain: Motivational and Productivity Hacks for the Atypical Brain”
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This past week the National Suicide Prevention Line became easier to use. All you need to do is dial 988 or text 988 and you can be connected to a trained listener. However, be careful what you say to them. They are mandatory reporters which means they have to report abuse, violence or self-harm. IfContinue reading “988 is the New Suicide Hotline, but be careful what you say”
Dear Lex, I’m compelled to trace certain numbers in the air, twirl my pen and touch the corners of paper. This is all to cope with my generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The bad thoughts start coming and I am compelled to get relief by doing these things. The thoughts never stop. The compulsions happen inContinue reading “Mental Health Q & A: Dear Lex”
I’ve published a piece on bipolar and spirituality. The link is here.
Matthieu Zellweger, Ph.D., a Swiss scientist and photographer, shoots haunting, surreal and journalistic pictures of manic depression that make it seem like the subjects are experiencing unreality in real time. The pictures in “Worlds Beyond” featured in the scientific journal the Lancet are staged but give one the feeling of experiencing the states in which the subjectContinue reading “Swiss photographer Captures Manic Depression on Film”
Disclosure in Romantic Relationships is Important to Increase Understanding about Mental Illness My mania plays out in rapid speech, racing thoughts, odd ideas at all hours, little to no sleep. My manic hypersexuality has led to a one-night stand and many unpleasant relationships, the kind where it’s ticklish when you later bump into him inContinue reading “Dear Future Husband”