Archive | November, 2012

Silver Linings Playbook – I’ve been saying it for years

    Well at last! I’ve been peddling humour as a way of dealing with mental illness for years now.  And we now have a film that’s steps out of the shadows and utilises mental illness aspects to generate the humour. What joy it is to see mental illness being portrayed in this way. For […]

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Come on then! – just what is Mental Illness?

    The subtext to the title should be ‘ and who decides’ The first and most obvious contrast is the over arching nature of the term Mental Illness. It embraces a plethora of conditions, from mine, Bipolar, to Autism or Schizophrenia and many others. So why is someone who is physically ailing not called […]

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Are there too many ‘Ologists?’

    Not that long ago, I was asked if I was an Empath?  Now as far as I know, there is no such word. Though as we know, if a word becomes part of the everyday lexicon, it can become enshrined in the Oxford English Dictionary. I hope not! Why am I so offended? […]

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We Bipolarians are normal ones – it’s the rest of the world who are out of sync!

  Watching Obama – Romney thrash it out to the finish line made me think how we with Bipolar are maybe more in sync with life than those who might think we are abnormal. As we know, Bipolar has two clear mood cycles. And not many shades in between! But hey – isn’t life rather […]

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Is it all Greta and Charlie’s fault?

  Greta + Charlie = Bipolar Baby!   One of the most ‘re-tweeted’  tweets of mine is that Bipolar is the bastard child of Greta Garbo and Charlie Chaplin. That’s probably because apart from being a nice bit of whimsy, it also has the ring of connectivity. History and movie archives ensure we have a […]

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What if?

    That question, one which many will identify with, underpins large tracts of my existence. Living to 60 years of age should have diminished these fears, but it doesn’t! The condition associated with that question is not the preserve of Bipolar, and even to the uninitiated, is clearly associated with anxiety, but it certainly […]

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