Diversity Includes Disability

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of attending a conference that brought together some of the brightest leaders and entrepreneurial minds in the world- all under age 30. A well renowned and established institution hosted the week-long event that featured continuous networking opportunities, panels, speakers, and of course an open bar. Overall it […]

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“But, how does it feel?”

When people ask me what having Bipolar Disorder feels like, I don’t quite know how to respond. I can rattle off a list of my symptoms and divide them into mania and depression. I can talk about the feelings of self-hatred, the crying spells, the exhaustion, and the insecurities that accompany depression and the fast […]

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FAQs

So over the years I’ve had a few super common questions. I figured I would just consolidate them all into one post. Q: Are you medicated?  A: Yep- I have been on a steady regiment of Depakote for several years. Prior to being stable on Depakote, I took a slew of other medications but none […]

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Getting Diagnosed & Medicated

Being mediated is one thing however, being stable on medication is a whole other animal. The first time I took medication for mental illness, I was around 12 or 13. I had spent years diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, and at around the time I reached puberty it has blossomed into depression. I was a […]

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Why I Started This Blog

  I kept my diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder Type I as my most closely guarded secret for years. Knowing about my diagnosis was strictly on a need to know basis. I did everything in my power to hide it from boyfriends, roommates, and extended family members until about a year ago. I made up lies […]

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