Tips For Curing Insomnia

It may seem contrary, an oxymoron to say that you have insomnia¬†and¬†you’re sleepy. However, it is possible. For me, there are times where my body feels exhausted (e.g. achy back, droopy eyes) but I can’t keep my eyes closed, nor my mind settled, long enough to find sleep. Truth is, the harder I try to…

Diagnosed with Bipolar at 16

The boldness of this title frightens me. That someone I know could stumble across it and have it blaring in their face. But it’s true world, family, friends–whomever. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder at age 16 and perhaps you’re expecting to hear that my world stopped. It didn’t. If anything it accelerated, spiraling out…

Making the Decision to Increase my Mood Stabilizer Dosage

I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder when I was 16. At first, I was misdiagnosed with depression. I was given anti-depressants which triggered a severe manic episode which resulted in an attempted suicide. I struggled for a long time with my diagnosis and I still find it hard to reminisce over those “lost years”, as…