Why do I write?
I have to answer that question every time I sit down to write a post.
Part of the reason I write is that I enjoy writing and it makes me happy. It relaxes my mind and takes me away from manic racing thoughts. When I write, I am too busy to listen to my other thoughts. I am focused on my writing.
Who am I writing for?
Over the last 40 years I have ridden a roller-coaster called bipolar disorder. I have been hospitalized several times, lived on the streets in my truck, thought about killing myself and felt like for the longest time I was alone.
I don’t want anyone to have to suffer what I have suffered through with this disease. AND if you have been on the bipolar roller-coaster then you should know now that you are not alone.
If you have bipolar or are a family/friend of someone with bipolar then I’m talking to you.
What is my purpose for this blog?
I want to help others that have bipolar find relief.
Tagline: How to get relief from bipolar using music, meditation and meds.
I am choosing to be vulnerable and share personal stories about mania, depression, addiction and PTSD. I hope that getting to know me this way will give you someone to relate to, and we can start a conversation.
I use this wordpress blog to share my story and how I get relief. But I want to hear your story, and the best way I know is to meet up at my online support community. (depressionforums.org)
The benefit of joining there is that it is anonymous and we can share in forums but also in direct messaging.
On the forums I am pretty visible as “Bbqdad”. I have a profile, a blog and a welcome to new member’s topic which is where to first meet.
You get to vent and share about your own struggles and successes battling bipolar disorder. Besides me there are several people I have met online which can give support and are good listeners.
What are the benefits?
- You won’t be alone
- A place to speak your mind
- to find relief