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The Diagnosis

In January of 2018, I was diagnosed with having the Bipolar 2 disorder for mental illness. To say my life has drastically changed since then would be huge understatement....

Jan 23, 2019

The Comeback

With every good comeback, you need a point in your life where you hit rock bottom, then you find a shovel and keep digging deeper. The greatest comebacks are from...

Dec 19, 2018

Disappointment is a side effect of depression

I usually have no issues sharing my story. At least in person, I don’t. Writing it...

Sep 26, 2018

Like a piece of mental floss cleaned out my brain

I would like to shine some enlightenment that you are not alone. No one chooses to have...

Jun 13, 2018

Fences, Pills and Possibilities

The other night I picked up the refill of my prescription for an anti-anxiety medication that I've been on for several years. There...

Apr 17, 2018

Light at the end of the valley

This article…it’s a big step for me. I mean, yes I’ve come a long way; but I never thought that I would ever...

Apr 10, 2018

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

Changing the medication conversation

Over a year ago I was a person existing in a constant state of fear; I was literally a person who was living...

Jul 26, 2017

Coming back from the brink

This is not my beautiful life. My office door is locked, blinds closed and I’m curled up in the fetal position under my desk...

Apr 4, 2017

Leave of Absence

“You need to get your heart pumping,” said my doctor, “Get some fresh blood to your brain.” The last thing anyone with crippling depression wants to do is exercise. During...

Feb 14, 2017

Enduring

Over the last year or so I have felt how I think it must be to come out, or to struggle publicly with a very alternative lifestyle. I’ve decided...

Nov 24, 2016

Becoming steady

No questions about it, parenting is hard. There is a never a time when you feel like you have done everything right, when the worries stop, or when you...

Nov 1, 2016