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 … Continue reading Crazy is a Luxury

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 … Continue reading Twenty-six Pages

Mental Health Warrior: Ann Roselle

I haven't known Ann for a very long time, but what I do know of her, I really admire. She is a woman who is not afraid to stand up for herself or for others. When I think of Ann I am reminded of another amazing activist, Maggie Kuhn and something that she has been … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Ann Roselle

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 … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Dyane Leshin-Harwood

Focusing Agitated Manic Energy, Who Knew?

Picture "Racing Thoughts" by Anapontes deviantart.com Isn’t it funny, ok not funny as in ha ha funny, how they use the same word in drug and alcohol addiction as they do when talking about slipping out of the stable zone in mental illness? The word I’m talking about is; Relapse. "A relapse is said to … Continue reading Focusing Agitated Manic Energy, Who Knew?

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 … Continue reading Awakenings or Delusions

Meet Capone My ‘Therapy Pooch’

Over the past couple of years we have seen a rise in the use of therapy animals for people living with psychiatric illnesses and traumas such as bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and PTSD. Traditionally "service animals" have been used to assist individuals who live with illnesses such as seizure disorders, heart disease, Parkinson's disease, the … Continue reading Meet Capone My ‘Therapy Pooch’