My Days Are Numbered

My Days Are Numbered

My moods have been predetermined and prescribed. Seven tiny compartments measure my days. Pink and orange match the sunrise and taste bitter with my coffee. I chase them with water so they mellow in my blood, as if water can render toxic harmless. Yellow sticks in my throat every morning, and steals my happiness before [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mental Health Warrior: Dyane Leshin-Harwood

The Lithium Chronicles is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month 2015 by featuring Mental Health Warriors, and I am so pleased to kick the month of with an amazing woman. Dyane Leshin- Harwood is a Mental Health Warrior in every sense of the word. Never one to shy away from sharing her own personal struggles and [...]

Fun At The Pharmacy

Part of living with a mental illness such as bipolar disorder is figuring out your "triggers" and how to: A) avoid them B) learn to deal with them when they can't be avoided. Sounds easy enough right? Wrong. That couldn't be more wrong. Triggers are a very serious thing, and very specific to each person. [...]