Just another old moody musician that smokes weed

Hi Bbqdad here. I have bipolar disorder and PTSD. For 40 years I lived untreated and could not find any relief for my symptoms because I was stubborn and didn’t believe my diagnosis. All during this time, I had manic episodes come and go about every summer and depression in the winter. Seasonal trigger fromContinue reading “Just another old moody musician that smokes weed”

Mariah Carey comes out about being bipolar

In April 2018, Mariah Carey was interviewed by People magazine about being diagnosed with bipolar. She was diagnosed in 2001, but kept it a secret until 2018. One of the most successful singers of all time, with 18 No. 1 hits and more than 200 million records sold, Carey spent many of her years inContinue reading “Mariah Carey comes out about being bipolar”

Be yourself. Be courageous. Speak Up and Speak Out. #MentalHealthMatters

My name is BbqDad. I have bipolar and ptsd. I have been on the bipolar roller coaster for 40 years. In the last three years, I have been medicated and stable. I stayed off of meds so long because I didn’t want to believe I was “crazy”. So I kept it a secret. Now, IContinue reading “Be yourself. Be courageous. Speak Up and Speak Out. #MentalHealthMatters”

How does music help bipolar?

I have bipolar disorder and PTSD. How does music help? It really depends on the mood and whether I am listening or writing music. When I am depressed I will listen to jazz or the blues. Oddly listening to the blues cheers me up. Maybe hearing about all of BB King’s woman problems makes mineContinue reading “How does music help bipolar?”

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