How to Stay Married to a Depressed or Bipolar Woman

How to Stay Married to a Depressed or Bipolar Woman

I get asked a lot about my marriages as a woman who has been living in a world of bipolar and depression for thirty years. I’ve now had four, and this one is teetering on divorce. Why? At this stage of my life, I have very little tolerance for verbal disrespect...

The Power of Community

The other day it appeared to me that I’m happiest when I’m around my peers.  It never really hit me like it did until I was able to see the faces from the front of the room as I shared my stories and helped train new Peer Support Specialist in...

Empowerment?

What does that word really mean?  Empower who or what? What makes a person feel empowered?  I often ponder that word when I hear it. I have lived such a life of desperation that I’ve often felt left out of the world’s processes.  Coming from a childhood...

Bipolar Parenting

I know from personal experience that being a good parent during a manic episode is one of the most humiliating experiences a parent can have. I can recall numerous times in my children’s life where I was made a fool of when I stormed onto a softball field or during...