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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

Now my pendulum swings a lot less

So where's the pendulum today?  My first question every day as my feet hit the floor.  So has been my life since the...

Jul 29, 2016

My constant carousel ride

A lot of people who suffer from bipolar disorder compare their experience to being on a roller coaster. It's easy to compare the...

Jul 15, 2016

SNW-Stock: Leanne Simpson

The breakout star of SickNotWeak.com has been Leanne Simpson. She posts a video each week titled "Spilt Milk." What makes Leanne so compelling?...

Jun 21, 2016

The daily struggle

Hey there, how's it going today?  Good I hope.  I know some days are going to be better than others.  Congratulations on making it here, sometimes it's the hardest...

Jun 13, 2016

Misdiagnosis

"What is wrong with you mom? Why are you acting this way?" Unfortunately, I did not have the answers for my son. These questions would go unanswered for many...

Jun 8, 2016

Cheat day

My sister is a fitness model, the kind of person who genuinely likes eating celery and lifting heavy objects. This is a talent that seems to have skipped over...

May 23, 2016