I contemplated titles for this article for a long time. I'm Bipolar and a Really Good MomI'm a Really Good Mom and I'm BipolarBut, no, I'm just a really good mom. Period. Bipolar has so little and so much to do with my parenting skills. If anything, having bipolar has made me more sympathetic and… Continue reading I Am A Really Good Mom, Bipolar and Parenting
In the moments I was at my worst; suicidal, depressed, scary manic; it was much too difficult to get the help that I needed. I would spend hours searching for doctors. Step one, overcome stigma and admit that you need help. Because that's not hard enough. Step two, insurance. If you have it gather all… Continue reading It’s Too Hard To Get Help
Hear me out. Cutting is self harm but it's not the only form. Drinking is self harm. Drugs are self harm. Cigarettes are self harm. Not wearing a seat belt is self harm. Biting the skin off your lips and around your nail beds. Having unprotected sex. Dating in 2019 is self harm. Plucking your… Continue reading Unpopular Opinion: Self Harm Is Self Care
Did you know the Dopamine royal family doesn't stop at the queen? That's right, there are two princes and one princess of dopamine as well. My kids are young, 8, 6 and 6 months. I knew early on I would have to talk to them about my bipolar disorder. It wasn't until my oldest was… Continue reading Children’s Books Explaining Bipolar Disorder – Bipolar Parents Need To See This
Two years ago I started volunteering as a crisis counselor. 15 years after starting my journey, I was talking people off the ledge I had made a home of. The higher ups sent out links to videos and PDF files regularly to arm us with the best weapons to fight people fighting themselves. The most… Continue reading Do You Have Any Good Self-Harm Alternatives?