I paced frenetically all the while talking raucously into the telephone outside the college newspaper office. What began as a routine phone call to find out some more information for a story winds into a diatribe about how I planned to take over the Massachusetts Democratic Party and enact my politics of the impossible agenda.Continue reading “Student Unraveled: Bipolar On Campus”
I know it’s not the usual symptom of bipolar but I have trouble with focussing my attention. Of course, the manic state leaves one scattered and the depression makes one foggy. However, I am talking about a lack of focus when on my meds. It seems I have trouble sitting down to projects and finishingContinue reading “Bipolar Disorder & Focussing”
I’m not a big Star Wars fan but I do have quite a few Yoda quotes pinned to my fridge. I first saw Carrie Fisher live in her one woman show Wishful Drinking at the Hartford Stage. I was well into my journey with bipolar disorder and thrilled to see someone so vocal aboutContinue reading “R.I.P. Carrie Fisher, a Champion for Mental Health”
Have a wonderful season with friends and family and a productive healing New Year!
People ask me why I want to write a column like this. But aren’t you embarrassed of your own story they say. My reply is always No. My story, based in the past, is merely a grounding point, a place to start, a place to show you I have experience with the issues so youContinue reading “How Stigma Kills”
This is a poem I wrote during graduate school for Writing. It is a fictionalized account based on what I went through in college. Twelve years have passed since my days in Boston Days when I sat under archways thinking, scribbling poetry, howling sins; the moon listened by fracturing the sky. I read Shakespeare, Kafka, Plath,Continue reading “Nineteenth Year Crack Up”
Living with bipolar disorder type 1 for twenty years has not always been easy but I have developed a secret sauce to survival. The following suggestions will help you form a guidepost for living your best life. Disclaimer: In addition to these suggestions, I also take a cocktail of medications and have done so forContinue reading “The Secret Sauce to Self-Reliance when You have Bipolar Disorder or any mental illness”