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A manic episode

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A manic episode

I was diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder at age 15, and have been struggling with the illness for the last 30 years.  I have been hospitalized on a number...

Aug 29, 2017

Finding the grey

I can see the difference in how I treat others and how I treat myself. I would do everything within my power and ability to help them through what...

May 23, 2017

The recovery I needed

I grew up watching my mother battle Bipolar (I) Disorder.  It was a scary and confusing experience when she would cycle into a manic moment and then plummet into...

Feb 22, 2017

Patching the hole

This morning, my mom sent me a picture of her latest home renovation project – patching the massive hole in the hallway outside my room. “On to bigger and...

Feb 16, 2017

Not who we are

As a kid, I grew up in a household where comedy was king. My father was a real life Foghorn Leghorn and my brother and I were the baby chicken...

Oct 26, 2016

My current fight: For long term care

So you'll have to read my first blog post for this one to make sense.  I'm kind of devastated right now, but I...

Sep 9, 2016

I Shouldn’t Be Here

How my friend ended up in the mental ward. I walk past the receptionist who told me what room number my friend Matt is going to be residing in for...

Aug 31, 2016

Spilt Milk: Episode 14

A flashback to the day I interviewed for my current job, and why I choose to disclose my mental illness during the interview process.

Aug 25, 2016

Still fighting

Hi!  My name is Marianne and I have Bipolar Affective Disorder Type 1 with ongoing depression.  Over the years, I have tried many medications and even went so far...

Aug 19, 2016

Leannesblog: Episode 2

In which I discuss cheese-filled pasta and the importance of hauling your ass out of bed.

Aug 18, 2016

Spilt Milk: Episode 13

An episode in which I get pretty real about what it's like to be hospitalized, and how it doesn't have to be the worst thing ever. The worst thing...

Aug 2, 2016

My piece of paper

At the age of 21, I was diagnosed with depression. I was put on small doses of meds.  And life went on. At the the age of 35, I got real...

Aug 1, 2016