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?”

When you feel like a failure

I am bipolar and PTSD. (more like I have, rather than I am) I was talking to a young lady today that was severely distraught. Happily she said that she had started writing a book. She spent countless hours working on the project and it made her really happy. She was happy when she wrote.Continue reading “When you feel like a failure”

How to Stop Thinking of Suicide

How you feel and what you do are two separate things. You can have the thoughts about suicide going through your mind, but you DO NOT have to follow through with them. You deserve to live. Make the decision to live. If you are in immediate danger and are thinking about suicide, then you can’tContinue reading “How to Stop Thinking of Suicide”

Should I stop taking my bipolar meds?

Every person that has been diagnosed with bipolar has had to wrestle with this question before: Should I stop taking my bipolar meds? I have been diagnosed with bipolar for over 20 years but it wasn’t until 3 years ago that I accepted the diagnosis and started taking meds. In that 3 years my moodsContinue reading “Should I stop taking my bipolar meds?”

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