You are stronger than you think

A letter to anyone struggling with their mental health.  Dear Stranger, I know you’re suffering, and you may be at the point where you feel like no one in the world would care if you just disappeared. But believe me when I say that you are never alone. Even if you feel like those around you won’t …

Dark Chocolate and Deep Conversations

This has absolutely nothing to do with dark chocolate. I just thought it sounded pretty great as a portion of the title, don’t you think? I have a thing of alliterations. My past posts can attest to that. For a bit of a while I’ve been trying to be more social, get out of my …

A Lot Like Christmas

I can’t believe I’ve been so late to acknowledge that ’tis the season! And in Edinburgh it’s been Christmas since the beginning of November. It started snowing a bit yesterday and, well, I almost slipped and fell… There are a few specific reasons for this: I didn’t see the ice on the stairs outside my flat. The shoes …

Tea Time: London, Exams, and the Future

Hello, hello! Come in. Sit. Tea? Coffee? It feels like a coffee night for me, though I’ve probably had enough. Sorry I haven’t invited you over in a while. It’s been a crazy few weeks and I’ve been so busy. How have you been lately? I actually just got back from London yesterday afternoon. I …

It seems like you’re doing well

The early stages of mania is often mistaken as that person just being happy. And, of course, it may start off that way. It isn’t really until you’ve been thrown into the hospital that people realize that those were all signs. It’s strange, isn’t it? The line that divides a “normal” level of happiness and the “manic” level …

Just Live With It

The other day, a friend of mine asked how I manage to live with bipolar disorder. I wasn’t offended by the question, if that’s what you were thinking. I was actually pretty glad someone finally decided to talk to me about it. Everyone else thinks it’s a taboo subject to bring up. Anyway, I had …

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