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Fences, Pills and Possibilities

Medication

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

Control

Let me start by saying that I have not gotten rid of my depression.  It's still with me and always will be.  But I am able to control it....

Sep 28, 2016

A Stranger Asked Me If I Was Okay, And I Knew I Wasn’t

Let me take you back to yesterday afternoon. I cried so much on my way to the...

Sep 13, 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

I am Vivian

Close the blinds. Turn on my music. Turn off the lights. Get into bed.  Think of nothing. I did that every single day for years.  Not all day, but it...

Aug 29, 2016