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christiane-wells's picture
Oct.05.2010
The mental hospital can be pretty boring. Sure, there are groups and you meet with your doctor, and periodically a therapist, but overall, it’s a total snore fest. You have to figure out how to keep yourself busy. Especially if you’re in the hospital for a manic episode. There’s no way you’re going...
christiane-wells's picture
Oct.04.2010
Whether you love them or hate them, I’ll always be a fan of the New York Yankees. It wasn’t a conscious choice; it was decades of watching Yankees games with my grandparents. If it was baseball season, and there was a Yankees game on, my grandparents were watching it. Yankees fandom seemed the...
christiane-wells's picture
Sep.07.2010
What’s it like to be behind a locked door, admitted for psychiatric treatment? I’ll never forget the feeling I had the first time I was behind the door. It looked so innocent, just a door with a window in an emergency room. If there wasn’t a sign on it that said “Elopement Risk” you’d never know...
christiane-wells's picture
Sep.05.2010
Last night I was working on the part of the book about my time at Kansas State University and it triggered me. It triggered the feelings of loss and failure that came from the experience, and also the period of darkness in my life that followed it. I got two tattoos when I was at Kansas State....
christiane-wells's picture
Sep.04.2010
There’s something sad about feeling different around people who don’t know about your “invisible illness.” Bipolar disorder is an invisible illness because it isn’t obvious, you can’t see it, and no one would ever guess that I am on Social Security. When is this feeling worst? Places like daycare...
christiane-wells's picture
Sep.03.2010
  From my journal:  June 23, 1998  (25 yrs old) I talked to Walt about being a prophet and feeling that I’m not bipolar and that sometimes I think he’s making it up, and drugging me to keep me from achieving my purpose. Basically I just told him the truth. He said this is part of my illness...
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Sep.02.2010
I’m going to a series on parenting with bipolar disorder. This is my first entry, appropriately dealing with pregnancy and postpartum depression. It’s a very serious issue that can benefit many women struggling with the many complications of having a child when you have bipolar disorder.  I had...
ben-campbell's picture
May.27.2009
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ruth-perkinson's picture
Nov.26.2008
Bipolar. Bipolar. Bipolar. I am proud to be bipolar. After nearly nine years of dealing with this awful disease that gives us delusions and paradise...sometimes simultaneously....I've decided to write a book about dealing with the illness and how it manifested for my character (of course, of which...