Pity, Party Of One

So I've just been lying here feeling sorry for myself and what I've realized is that, oddly enough, having a little pity party all by myself in my room (which, alarmingly, is looking about one pancaked cat corpse away from a Hoarding: Buried Alive audition) doesn't do much to make me feel better. I'd even … Continue reading Pity, Party Of One

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Four to Six Weeks

Well, well, well, Wellbutrin ... I think perhaps you may not be the medication for me. The doctor said it's supposed to give me some get up and go; but, since I've been on it, mostly what I've wanted to do (and mostly what I've done) is lie down and sleep. He's a new doctor, … Continue reading Four to Six Weeks

Baby Steps To Mental Health

According to the doctors I have Bipolar II disorder, which is the lesser of the Bipolar evils .... sort of. I don't have the sharp, jagged peaks of extreme mania nor the deep, shear valleys of despair┬áthat my Bipolar I brethren suffer through; but those of us with BPII generally struggle with longer periods of … Continue reading Baby Steps To Mental Health

The Armpit of Depression

When celebrities are in crisis, they are often referred to as the "face of" the crisis, condition or difficulty. Michael J. Fox is the face of Parkinson's, Christopher Reeve was the face of spinal cord injury, Bill Cosby is the face of destroyed childhood sitcom icons, and so on. In the spirit of being the … Continue reading The Armpit of Depression