Nourish Your Soul – Shareen Mansfield

I am so pleased to welcome the brilliant and beautiful Shareen Mansfield to The Lithium Chronicles. I absolutely love Shareen and everything that she does at Open Thought Vortex, and for everyone who crosses her path. Welcome to TLC, Shareen. Nourish Your Soul by Shareen Mansfield I haven’t written much the past few months. The [...]

You Don’t Know Me – Dianne Hoffmeyer

    You think you know me? You don't. You think I'm the same woman from a few years back? Not even close. You think I'm still quiet, subservient, timid and fragile? Afraid Not. You think I'm just going to let you do and say what you want to me? Think again...   I can [...]

Anchored

Until you've tethered your madness to someone else's sanity in order to keep breathing, you don't know vulnerability.    

From Oppression Comes Light – Stephanie Ortéz

From Oppression Comes Light Since I left you, I feel free. My soul is no longer trapped to yours. Like a bird learning to fly, I have regained the wings that had been cut off from me. Out of the ashes, I no longer surrender to carnal love. My consuming desire gravitates towards the air, [...]

Accepting The Love I Never Got – Calla

Accepting The Love I Never Got   I could never understand why my mother never loved me; I have never felt the warmth of her touch or the love in her ever departing gaze from my face. I can tell you exactly what I looked like as a baby because there are only two pictures [...]

Crazy is a Luxury

It's finally here, the day has come when I see my GP about an ECT consult. The medication/psychiatric merry-go-round is killing me. I can't do this anymore. I haven't left my house in weeks, I haven't written for PC because let's be honest, I'm not doing so well with "Living well with mental illness" and [...]

Twenty-six Pages

Twenty-six Pages

  Remember when I said I was going to get the pharmacist to print out every single medication I have been prescribed since 2012? Well here it is and it is a whopping 26 pages long. There is shit on here that I had to Google, absolutely no fucking clue what it was, and no recollection [...]

My Brain is on Fire

I asked for this medication change. I needed this medication change, but that doesn't make the initial effects of this medication change any easier to deal with. Yesterday was particularly brutal for me. How is it possible for one's head to simultaneously feel so bloody heavy that it's weighing your entire body down yet at [...]

Support #TheLoveEffect film – ‪#‎SucidideAwareness‬ ‪

Support #TheLoveEffect film – ‪#‎SucidideAwareness‬ ‪

  Thank you, Jacqueline Cioffa for bringing this to my attention. Please everyone check out this original post on the Jackie's stunning site.   Source: Support #TheLoveEffect film - ‪#‎SucidideAwareness‬ ‪  

Fear and Acceptance by Jason Insalaco

Fear and Acceptance by Jason Insalaco

Please give a very warm TLC welcome to Jason Insalaco from Instinctive Bird. Thank you for sharing your story and creating a community where people can feel safe and supported.   Hi, my name is Jay Insalaco. I've been living with bipolar disorder type 1 and addiction to drugs and alcohol for the last twenty [...]