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(I wrote this when I was only 21) Released on August 20th, 1996, through Roadrunner Records, the self-produced October Rust by Type O Negative is without a doubt my favorite album of all-time. Although it has been reviewed hundreds of times over the past thirteen years, I felt an overwhelming desire to compose the most … Continue reading October Rust by Type O Negative 🥀🍂🍃
Recently I had the honor of being nominated by "Lotus Flower" (@LotusFl63450259 on 🐦) at My Fitness Journey with Fibro for the Sunshine Blogger Award. She and I both strive to stay above water and shine despite our bipolar disorder diagnoses. She also battles fibromyalgia and I deal with chronic inflammation attributed to the bipolar. … Continue reading My Sunshine Blogger Award nominations 🌞
I am overwhelmed with books I'd like to get around to reading, but besides my music on Spotify, my sketchbook, and my acrylic paints, this is how I get by on limited social interaction. So, I felt like sharing my library with you to give you an idea of how and where my brain works. … Continue reading Bookshelf of a bipolar
Since early childhood, I've had the occasional bizarre, anxiety-themed dream. Probably around pre-school, like a normal young child might, I had a green monster that lived in a green trashcan next to my bed. It ate my Little Mermaid toy one night, so my hero Dad took that monster into the kitchen, where I could … Continue reading The interpretation of dreams
Very inspiring, Hannah. 🎨🦉
In this video, I share the artwork in my home and how it connects to my life with bipolar disorder. I designed my home to express my mind. I hope to inspire you to create your environment in a way that helps you express the beauty and darkness of your emotions. It has helped my mental health in extraordinary ways. How has art impacted your life with mental illness? Share your thoughts with me down below in the comment section.
Art and Mental Illness: The Caged Owl
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https://youtu.be/Mb6yDipWCL0 Originally published on September 27th, 2017 My latest (and, God-willing, last) sobriety date is 08/10/17. "There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest." - Pg 58 of Alcoholics Anonymous It took me an hour and a half to … Continue reading My Experience, Strength, and Hope in Alcoholics Anonymous
I haven't worked since May 2016. It is not the first time in my adult history that I have been so disabled for so long. When I was fired for absenteeism from my first job in 2008, I wasn't able to stabilize (and get lucky again) until 2011. From May 2011 to January 2015, I … Continue reading The limitations of Bipolar Disorder
Abstract Background. Much research is done on the stigma of mental illness, but little research has been done to characterize these phenomena from the perspective of people with mood disorders. Objective. To characterize the extent to which individuals with bipolar disorder and depression are stigmatized, determine factors related to higher levels of stigmatization, and assess … Continue reading Stigma and Discrimination in People Suffering with a Mood Disorder: A Cross-Sectional Study