This Madness Does Not Burn Bright

Somewhere, somehow, we all learned that a creative with a mental illness has a sort of a divine gift, a madness that fuels the creativity in ways that the average man could never achieve. We learned that madness equals creative spark, that depression equals the downside to the artistic peaks, and that the more an […]

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Afraid to Heal

I take my medication every day. Three pills in the morning and one a night. They are supposed to keep me more stable and balanced. They are supposed to help me fight the monsters of depression and the energy of the mania. I have the dosages adjusted by my psychiatrist. I see my therapist most […]

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When it’s Ok to Still Be Healing

Jesus didn’t heal me. I still wrestle with the beast of Bipolar, still have to fight depression and beware of mania. Even with my handfuls of medication, I still have to fight. And sometimes I lose that fight. Sometimes that means I can’t go to work for a week. Sometimes it means I start cutting […]

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Living with her Mental Illness

Today, I am guest posting for Jane Halton. She has been doing a series about living with someone with mental illness. It’s been a very honest, touching, and hard series to follow. the people that have written have done out of love, but this is a hard subject to talk about. I hope that you […]

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The Changing of The Muse

I used to rely on my mania. After all, don’t these mood disorders bring creativity? Aren’t those touched with the divine fire of art also touched with madness? That’s what people say anyways. They say that people like Van Gogh were so creative and meaningful because of the madness they suffered, that somehow the depression […]

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