The Long Sleep

The Long Sleep

  After Summer’s lazy sun-kissed days have become shorter and her balmy nights cooler, Autumn slowly begins to rise. Subtly she peers out from her deepest slumber; a gentle sigh escaping her mahogany lips causes the winds to blow and turn brisk. It is time. With a stunning grace, Autumn awakens, swaying with passion and [...]

Delusions or brilliance?

Delusions or brilliance?

Vibrant Ideas My mind is filled with an essence. Tales and characters ride on the cusp of almost tangible, and trust me when I tell you they are neither delusion nor hallucination, but that they are vivid and extraordinary. Thinking outside of the box makes perfect sense to me and logic seems almost crude, at [...]

World Suicide Prevention Day 2015: My Stigma Fighters Survivor Story

Over the past few days I have been corresponding with a young woman on The Lithium Chronicles Facebook page who is in a rather dark spot. I am happy to write that she is now actively seeking treatment and while she is still overwhelmed and quite low, she sees that there is hope. She reminded [...]

The Suicide Attempt That Changed My Life

I am so pleased and privileged to host Rebecca Lombardo on The Lithium Chronicles. Rebecca's debut book (a memoir) has just been released hot off the press as of yesterday. Please help me in welcoming Rebecca and acknowledging her bravery. Rebecca's story has helped many and will continue to do so. Thank you, Rebecca. The Suicide [...]

Sun, Fun & Booze

This is me after 5 days of sun, fun and Twisted Teas. Note the hooded eyes and swollen face. I just got home from five days at the lake with my family. A great time was had by all, for the most part. Not gonna lie, I drank a little too much. I didn't get [...]

Stigma Fighters

Stigma Fighters

I have never been more proud to stand with a group of people as I am right now. Thank you Sarah Fader and Allie Burke. Stigma Fighters, I bow to you all.   You can read all of our stories here.

I’d Rather Smoke Weed Than Deal With Carol

I’d Rather Smoke Weed Than Deal With Carol

If you haven't yet read, So There's This Pharmacist, I'd encourage you to do so right now, just so you know exactly what we're dealing with here. On the last post in The Carol Series I told you that med pickup time was on Wednesday. Scott was aware that he was to pick up my [...]

So There’s this Pharmacist…

So there's this pharmacist, we'll call her Carol — because her name is Carol. Carol has a way of making me feel like a junkie every time I call in to have my scripts refilled. Every. Fucking. Time. I have never seen Carol smile, not ever, but she has a sneer like you have never seen. The woman gives [...]

A Manic Mind

A Manic Mind Imagine if you will, the fair has come to town. Take in all of the sights and sounds, from the toddlers crying to the pre-teens, laughing. They’re running and trying to cut in line at the ride that promises the biggest thrill. You smell the deep fried donuts, french fries and cotton [...]

Welcome to The Lithium Chronicles, Dori Owen

The Lithium Chronicles Guest Blogger: Dori Owen Learning she had Bipolar Disorder 1 as an adult, Dori has used her tumultuous journey of diagnosis, noncompliance, hospitalizations, and ultimately acceptance and self-advocacy to tell her story to others to share the "oh, me too" moments for people to understand they are not alone in their mental [...]