A Step Backward?

3 months 3 weeks ago
I ended up in the hospital the day after Thanksgiving after ECT, and stayed until Sunday. I was hypomanic and depressed, often called a mixed mood or dysphoric mania. Suicidal thoughts disappeared after ECT. Just like they did after the … Continue reading →

Bipolar Depression: How I Came ‘Up From the Deep’

3 months 3 weeks ago

When you feel lost in the depths of bipolar depression, focusing on your senses can help you hang on when hit with waves of negative thinking.     Hi I’m Allison Strong with bp Magazine‘s online community, Vlog. This summer, I had a month of bipolar depression so oppressive it was like running a...

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Allison Strong

Holidays Without Family — Mental Health and Not Spending Holidays with Family

3 months 3 weeks ago
I have spent holidays without family before -- on purpose. I have found that at times, my mental health is better when I'm not spending my holidays with family. I know that sounds harsh and foreign to some, but I know that some of you out there know exactly what I'm talking about. Avoiding the drunk uncle, the abusive brother, the controlling mother or whatever, can be just what your mental health needs over the holidays.
Natasha Tracy