My desperate attempts to look and act “normal” while symptomatic.
Category: Lived experiences
My struggle with my new diagnosis and having to rebuild my identity.
Seven positive outcomes of my childhood trauma.
Harnessing the energy and sociability of hypomania.
My musings about whether or not to disclose my diagnosis at work.
A story about Clay and his colours; and learning what it’s like to have your reality changed by medication.
How I cope with bipolar symptoms and my own trauma while working in mental health and child protection.
Struggling with the reality of being sober and my first relapse.
From being misunderstood and underestimated to being judged and bullied.
How codeine came to be my best friend and why I am grieving its loss.