Balance Part 2

Balance. That is important when managing bipolar. Balance is the key to recovery. Balance is the goal of recovery. Balance is what I strive for daily. Work/life balance is a tricky thing, especially when it comes to managing bipolar. Having racing thoughts is one of my most prevalent symptoms, both with hypomania/mania and with depression. … Continue reading Balance Part 2

Maladaptive Coping Mechanisms Are Still Coping Mechanisms

"The fact is most obits are mixed reviews. Life is a lottery; a lot of people lose." - Paul Simon "What's my drug of choice? Well what have you got?" - Layne Staley Maladaptive coping mechanisms for dealing with mental illness, like substance abuse, self-destructive behavior, and self-harm are not moral failings. They are just … Continue reading Maladaptive Coping Mechanisms Are Still Coping Mechanisms