Category Archives: Bipolar Disorder

Friday. Ish.

I really am a bit rubbish at this, aren’t I?  I forgot to blog again.  So I’m going to pretend it’s still Friday and this post totally counts.  Because actually I didn’t so much forget as get hit by the … finish reading “Friday. Ish.”

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Accidental week off.

Or nearly a week, anyway.  Six days.  I completely forgot to blog at the weekend… and managed to carry on forgetting all week until today.  Whoops!  So I’ll extend my blogging an extra week, I think.  Or maybe I’ll keep … finish reading “Accidental week off.”

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On: Manic Depression « squeegee182

An excellent post on what not to say to people with manic depression / bipolar: On: Manic Depression « squeegee182. I think I can count myself pretty lucky that it’s been a long time since I’ve had any of these … finish reading “On: Manic Depression « squeegee182”

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Bipolar Awareness Day 2012

Bipolar UK is the new name for what used to be called MDF: The Manic Depression Fellowship. I think the new version is more succinct, don’t you?  They’re launching a campaign which will hopefully become an annual event: A public … finish reading “Bipolar Awareness Day 2012”

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Time to Talk

I’ve made a pledge on the Time to Change website: “I pledge to help end mental health prejudice.  I will talk about my own experiences with bipolar disorder and anxiety to help break down stigma.” The project is not only … finish reading “Time to Talk”

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One Month Before Heartbreak

Unfortunately I haven’t been able to wrangle my brain to write a proper post of my own on this subject, but I urge everyone to go and read through the posts and links at One Month Before Heartbreak. Just to … finish reading “One Month Before Heartbreak”

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Typing + tiredness = not working

Since I’m extremely tired today (I have new medication which is making me drowsy, hopefully just for the adjustment period, and every time I sit down somewhere relaxing I drop off!), I’m not going to say much again.  I haven’t … finish reading “Typing + tiredness = not working”

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N is for Nothing Much

I seem to have hit the mid-month blogging slump.  Although on the plus side, I’ve also reached the middle of the month and I’ve blogged every day.  Hooray! Today I went to the Bipolar group / course.  Looks like it’s … finish reading “N is for Nothing Much”

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C is for (The) Crazy

Or to be a little more politically correct, (my) mental health.  I don’t have all that much to say about it, really, but I suppose it has been the reason for my sporadic posting over the ten months or so.  … finish reading “C is for (The) Crazy”

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Blogathon – sponsorship open til Friday

I’m all recovered from the Blogathon now, having got lots of lovely sleep Sunday night!  I’m delighted to report that my sponsorship total is approximately £71 (I’ve been sponsored in pounds, euros and dollars, variously) – so far, that is.  … finish reading “Blogathon – sponsorship open til Friday”

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48: Q&A – Experiences with diagnosis

lunamorgan asked “What was diagnosis like? How did you get it all sorted, because from what I’ve heard, it’s really hard to get a proper diagnosis of bipolar, what with most people not seeing doctors during manic phases.” There were … finish reading “48: Q&A – Experiences with diagnosis”

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46: A bit more on “normality”

Following on from my last post, I thought I’d just write a quick one (I hope!) covering what’s “normal” and not when you have bipolar.  In my experience, that is. As I said before, “normal” is when you can function.  … finish reading “46: A bit more on “normality””

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45: Q&A – How do we know what’s “normal” and what’s not?

Ptyx asked me: How do we know what’s “normal” and what’s not? Before I got started answering that, I thought I’d better make sure I understood what she was asking, since there were a couple of different ways I can … finish reading “45: Q&A – How do we know what’s “normal” and what’s not?”

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43: The Elevenses Post

Which means that I’m not only one post behind.  Hooray!  Unfortunately, I can’t think of anything to say for this one.  How’s everyone else getting on?  I was really sorry to see that Renee had needed to get some sleep, … finish reading “43: The Elevenses Post”

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41: A knitty post

Since I don’t think I actually posted here when I finally finished Mum’s birthday shawl, I shall do so now!  I was almost a year late giving it to her in the end, so instead of it being finished for … finish reading “41: A knitty post”

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