Category Archives: On Being Bipolar

Self-Awareness and Suicide

Lots going on.  Filmed and edited group project videos of client sessions and “informed consent” meetings, which are those initial meetings where you explain what counseling is, give background, how it works, etc.  Some of this took place outside of … Continue reading

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Not a Failure and Other Thoughts

First of all, obviously I am not doing well with my plan to blog every day.  The truth is that, though I often think “I should blog this,” by the time I get home I’m too tired to do it.  … Continue reading

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Pulling Myself Together

I’ve talked to you and talked to my therapist, and feel better. Still, the “they/them” statements from the other night bothered me.  I’ve been isolated for much of the past few months and felt perfectly okay.  Since returning to school, … Continue reading

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Follow Up to “Living with a Diagnosis”

I started to compose a response to Alecya’s comment on my entry, “Living with a Diagnosis,” and then I realized that I should really make this its own post: I have to be fair to my fellow students.  We’re in … Continue reading

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Living with a Diagnosis

Two or three times last night I considered dropping out of school.  I’m not going to, but I can see there are going to be some difficult times for me. Given the nature of the work it’s only natural that … Continue reading

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This Apple Fell Far From the Tree, I Hope

If my life were a comic book or an old-time gangster  movie, I would be the character who denounces her villainous family and tries to go on the straight and narrow. That may be a little melodramatic. Okay, it’s very … Continue reading

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In Which I Reveal My Stupidity

I can be such an idiot sometimes. The mailman was kind enough to pull into my driveway to deliver a package.  This is a hazardous thing to do because the monumental snow banks at the end make it dangerous to … Continue reading

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Snowed In, Mentally & Physically

I’ve been a little weepy, a little depressed, but nothing too serious.  These things do happen from time to time.  This leads to isolating from people, which is my way of explaining my absence here.  I can socialize briefly on … Continue reading

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End of a Nightmare, Continuing a Dream

I am both irritated and relieved at the moment.  I just received what I hope will be my last bill from that horror of a psychiatrist.  Mind you, this is the first time I’m seeing the bill, but she says … Continue reading

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Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy

I have some good news to share.  Remember back in October I wrote about my horrible psychiatrist, that I needed to find someone new, and that my therapist might be able to hook me up? Well, she did. I met … Continue reading

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