Posts Tagged ‘depression’

Over at my bipolar blog Bipolar Realm I’ve written a trinity of articles chronicling my journey to a diagnosis of bipolar in November 2012. There’s even some Pink Floyd references.

Please pop along and have a read.

Travelling from unipolar to bipolar, part 1: 1978 – 2011

Travelling from unipolar to bipolar, part 2: 2011 – 2012

Travelling from unipolar to bipolar, part 3: 2012 – present

10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day.  Approximately one million people die worldwide every year from suicide. Spread love and remove the stigma surrounding suicide. International Association for Suicide Prevention.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2013

Bipolar Disorder - it's like having an amusement park in your head

I hate being bipolar. It's totally awesome.

Today is the third Monday of January, which apparently is the gloomiest day of the year according to some mental health organisations. Granted January is not a particularly cheerful month coming after the highs for many of the festive season but the third Monday has never been the nadir of my mental health problems and probably not for many others.

My brain doesn’t go into free fall on this day it’s 26th and 28th of this month that destroy me. Those dates mark hideous low points in my existence and always will until the universe comes to its senses and allows all the good people to triumph over a vile parasitical bastard and the harm that he’s caused to so many lives.

When the days are bad I look at the words tattooed onto my shoulder “To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield”.

Many different breeds of black dog

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I'm not afraid of Black Dog and taught him a few tricks of my own

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They may create endless lists

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Black Dog liked to ruin my appetite

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