Category: Bipolar Disorder
MOTW #5: Touched With Fire Starring Katie Holmes
For this weeks Watch this! Movie of the Week, I’m recommending a touching story about the struggle with mental illness and the fight for mental health, Touched With Fire starring Katie Holmes was directed/produced by Pual Dailio. Paul Dalio is the son of world renowned investor and billionaire Ray Dalio. He also directs this movie…
Mental Health & Healing: Happiness as a Habit
For far too many of us, we view happiness as an ellusive emotional state rather than a conscious choice. The positive benefits of inducing and enjoying a happy internal state plays a vital role in maintaining mental health. As someone who has struggled with mental illness for 2 decades now, I’ve learned how to take…
Bipolar Disorder: Mental Illness or Creative Superpower?
Since resceiving my diagnosis in 2004, It has always been fascinating to me that many eastern cultures view mental illness differently than medical professionals in the western hemisphere. Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia aren’t viewed so much as psychotic breaks as they are spiritual awakenings. In Shamanism, those who struggle with these mental illnesses aren’t considered…
My Journey From Bipolar Disorder to Bipolar INorder
I started this blog to help others who struggle with mental illness to have a friend in the fight and ample resources to cope, manage, and heal. With the right resources, it’s possible to go from disorder to INorder.
5150: Being Hospitalized For Homicidal Ideations
In today’s post, I will be sharing one of the scariest experiences I’ve ever had. In the past, I’ve be severely depressed multiple times. So depressed that I struggled with intense suicidal ideations. In relation to what I will be sharing today, being severely depressed was more tolerable than my experience being hospitalized for homicidal…
My Black Box Experience: I Wanted to Die and Only God Could Stop Me
In this post I will be sharing a personal experience that’s challenging for me to talk about. As I promised in my first post, I will do my best to bring something authentic, transparent, and vulnerable to you. This requires me to share the great, good, bad, and ugly of my experience. In an effort…
High Functioning Creatives That Have Turned Their Mental Illness Into a Superpower
In today’s post, I’m happy to share some of the high-functioning creatives that have turned their mental illness into superpowers. I’m certain these people will inspire you too!
QOTD #9: Bleeding On the Ones We Love
Over the years, in dealing with my mental health issues, the ones closest to me have had to ride the emotional rollercoaster with me. Sometimes, in our struggles with mental illness, we can forget that we’re not the only ones affected by it. It’s not that we’re selfish, it’s just that we’ve been in survival…