By My Own Admission #3 – S.L. Heaton

By My Own Admission #3 – S.L. Heaton

      My hair before and after medication   By my own admission...I am sick.   Unhealthy...unwell...diseased. There are literally hundreds of millions of people who suffer daily with some type of ailment. This doesn't make me special or unique in anyway...it just makes me sick.   I don't generally talk about my illnesses 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 [...]

Mental Health Warrior: Sarah Sorensen

Sarah is an awesome person. She is highly intelligent, funny as hell, and sharp as a tack (as the old saying goes.) Her quit wit has had me in stitches more times then I count, she truly is a great person. She is the friend that will send a message just to say hi, ask if [...]

Mental Health Warrior: Allie Burke

I thought that this introduction was something that I would be able to bang out in mere minutes, not because Allie doesn’t deserve a well thought out and articulate intro, but because I knew exactly what I wanted to say. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I have struggled for over a week trying to [...]

Take The “Emergency Meds” Or Ride It Out?

I'm going up again. I blame the very limited sleep I'm getting, and the fact that I always go up this time of year. Always. Right now things are good though. I'm not agitated or angry like I was a couple of weeks ago. I've weaned off of the "emergency meds" that I had to [...]

MindTrip CROSSFIRE: Bipolar vs Paranoid Schizophrenic Edition #4

A section where I take one topic and hit it from two different bipolar perspectives. This is the place where we encourage you to join in on the conversation, share your experience, and let us know where YOU stand. Today is a very special edition of MindTrip CROSSFIRE, we have one topic with two different [...]

Mania: Everything That Makes Sense Until it Doesn’t

Practicing self-care when it comes to Bipolar Disorder means that not only do I take my meds and see my doctor regularly, but also over the years I've learned a few tricks to help get me by. These are simple things that make my life, and the lives of the people in mine, much easier. My [...]

MindTrip CROSSFIRE: Bipolar Edition #2

A section where I take one topic and hit it from two different bipolar perspectives. This is the place where we encourage you to join in on the conversation, share your experience, and let us know where YOU stand. MINDTRIP CROSSFIRE: BIPOLAR EDITION #2 ON MEDICATION–Contributors: Nicole Lyons & Dori Owen I Consider Stopping My Meds On [...]

Awakenings or Delusions

  In 2012 I was sitting in my psychiatrist’s office having a very pleasant conversation with her about shamans and healers and their moments of spiritual awakenings.  I let out a little chuckle and said something about how unfair it was having the diagnosis of bipolar disorder that any spiritual awakening I may have would [...]