Yesterday Was my Eight Year Blogaversary!

I have been doing this for 8 years now which is funny because many of the topics I have spoken on are still very relevant today to the point that I don’t even have to say anything. I just copy the link to one of my blog posts. I don’t know if that’s lazy, good, or bad. Oh well!

Tales from the Psych Ward (Part 3): “Therapy”

I Don’t Know MUCH BUT… I do know that therapy should be a bit more tailored to the person that is receiving it. The last time I was at Southern Maryland, I wasn’t as knowledgeable regarding psychology. I was obtaining my Associate’s at the time but I just think that there is so much moreContinue reading “Tales from the Psych Ward (Part 3): “Therapy””

Tales from the Psych Ward (Part One)

Back Again Okay, 12 years ago, I had to go to Southern Maryland Hospital for getting extremely triggered by my father and cutting the tendons in my hand. I talked about it a little in The Story of My Mental Illness. Well, I found myself back at the same hospital although it is now Medstar SouthernContinue reading “Tales from the Psych Ward (Part One)”

Coming Soon

There’s a LOT Going On in this World I have a lot of thoughts on a daily basis and there is always something that happens that, in some way, impacts me. Not too long ago, I wrote about minding out own business especially if it doesn’t impact you ( see Why You Have to LearnContinue reading “Coming Soon”

Diagnosing People Based Off ONE Incident with NO Mental Health Background

If you see someone doing something that isn’t right, don’t just assume they have a mental illness. There are some people with mental illnesses that do not act like this and it is not up to us to throw diagnoses out there based on ONE incident. Before obtaining a diagnosis from a PROFESSIONAL, there is a work up done, records reviewed, etc. Professionals don’t just walk up on someone and diagnose them and we shouldn’t either.

The Story of My Mental Illness

Because this is Mental Health Awareness Month, I decided that today is the day that I tell the story of my diagnosis, symptoms, frustrations, treatments, and all that good stuff. If there are any questions that you would like to ask, please feel free to do so. When Did I Notice a Problem? When IContinue reading “The Story of My Mental Illness”

Don’t Use Your Mental Illness as a Crutch

Sometimes it’s best that I don’t look at the traits or qualities of people that have bipolar disorder. I sometimes use it as a crutch or an explanation for some of my irrational actions or lack of motivation. But how do you tell when your actions ARE a direct result of your mental illness? BipolarContinue reading “Don’t Use Your Mental Illness as a Crutch”

Dating a Person with a Diagnosed Mental Illness, Could You Do It? Should You Do It?

As I point out often, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2009 after being put into an institution for a short time. One thing I have always stressed to people that were interested in me since I was 20 (I’m 40 now) is that I take medication. When I received my first diagnosis ofContinue reading “Dating a Person with a Diagnosed Mental Illness, Could You Do It? Should You Do It?”

Bipolar and Black

I’ve talked about mental illness many times in my blogs a lot because I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder.  I know that we have really been talking about it as a race because of some of the “crazy” things we’ve been seeing from celebrities.  The biggest and first one that usually comesContinue reading “Bipolar and Black”