Post-It Note to Myself

4 days 16 hours ago
You are feeling good! You can get to this place again! So says the third post-it on my bathroom mirror. Both my psychiatrist and my therapist insisted I do something to remember this time. “Most people don’t remember their good … Continue reading →

What I Learned from Relapse

4 days 23 hours ago

The lessons I’ve learned from past manic episodes can help prevent future relapses.   I’ve been living with severe bipolar I disorder for over fifteen years. I’ve had five full-blown manic episodes. That’s four relapses. After my first manic episode, I didn’t think I’d have another. It was horrible—the episode, the shock, and the aftermath....

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Katherine Ponte