Bipolar eyes 

Did you know bipolar disorder can affect your eyes?  I'd read about it once before - that peoples' eyes can change when they're experiencing a bipolar mood episode. I had no idea it was so prominent, though, until two separate people recently commented on changes in my eyes when I had an episode.  When I … Continue reading Bipolar eyes 

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What we talk about in therapy (2)

In the first post about my therapy I discussed the types of things I work on in appointments with my psychologist. Today I'll elaborate on the other half of my treatment plan - seeing a psychiatrist. If you're not sure what the difference between the two is, I wrote a post about that which you … Continue reading What we talk about in therapy (2)

Fighting mental illness stigma – seeing it as a physical problem

I felt compelled to write this blog post after a close friend told me how he feels so many people still believe mental illness is an inability to deal with our lives in a healthier way. Each time there is another celebrity suicide, our Facebook or Twitter feeds are flooded with well-meaning posts about making … Continue reading Fighting mental illness stigma – seeing it as a physical problem