Interesting Bipolar Disorder Statistics

People with bipolar disorder, on average, suffer 10 years before receiving treatment and only 49% of bipolar individuals receive treatment. The average age of American bipolar disorder onset is 25 years old 83% of bipolar cases are considered severe. More than 66% of people with bipolar disorder have one or more relatives with bipolar disorder… Continue reading Interesting Bipolar Disorder Statistics


How To Help A Loved One That Is Depressed or Suicidal

Watching someone they love experience depression or suicidal thoughts can weigh heavily on support people such as family, friends and partners. Often, support people do not know what to do or say to help. This can lead to either the support person doing nothing out of fear of making the situation worse, or the support… Continue reading How To Help A Loved One That Is Depressed or Suicidal

I Am A Really Good Mom, Bipolar and Parenting

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

It’s Too Hard To Get Help

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

The Dungarees of Brains

My brainjust isn't the sameas someNot tameless desirableless numbI feel extra feels and sometimes noneMy neurocircuits have less elasticity than abc gum.My moods are colorsbrighter and more intense than the sunAnd if we aren't all carefulyou will see more than onein less than ten minutesshould be funEverything is rigid and stiff and decisive If you… Continue reading The Dungarees of Brains

How to Talk to a Child About Their Parent’s Depression

When a parent has depression it can be very confusing for a young child. My children wondered if it was their fault, if they had done something wrong. When they understood it wasn't them and they had no effect on my emotions, they were still very confused and left wondering what was going on. I… Continue reading How to Talk to a Child About Their Parent’s Depression

Unpopular Opinion: Self Harm Is Self Care

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

Mental Health Awareness Month Swag

For Mental Health Awareness Month I attended a few conferences and local meetings and events. Each event had some really great awareness apparel and novelty items that I loved! I never knew this stuff even existed. Check out some of the awesome stuff I scored and catch my any where representing mental health all year… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month Swag

Art Therapy – Dopamine Queen Style – Free Coloring Pages

I love art therapy. Particularly my crayola mint condition 120 ultimate pack crayon coloring therapy. I wanted to share some of my favorite pages with all of you in case you are also into color art therapy. I've also included some links at the bottom for more even better therapy coloring pages. Enjoy! For When… Continue reading Art Therapy – Dopamine Queen Style – Free Coloring Pages