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

This Non Compliant Needs A Med Change

I have been feeling like shit for quite some time and here is where I'm at: I think it was around 4 months ago now the last time I waltzed my ass out of my psychiatrist's office after she prescribed me tegretol and looked me dead in the eye and stated, "I'm going to refer you … Continue reading This Non Compliant Needs A Med Change

Mental Health Warrior: Marisa Lancione

Marisa Lancione is one of the fiercest women I know. She is a fervent feminist, a talented writer, and a Stigma Busting Heroine. I had the honour of being the Yin to Marisa's Yang, for a time when I worked with her as one of Stigma Fighters Canada's Content Managers, a position that she still … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Marisa Lancione

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 … Continue reading Mania: Everything That Makes Sense Until it Doesn’t

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