As with every episode, as it comes to an end and I regain the ability to think I start making plans to try to stay well. I reflect on what has been helpful for me in the past or in general. I look at the advice given by others with similar difficulties. I try to … Continue reading Moving On From Hypomania
Hypomania is the higher mood for Bipolar 2. It is a less severe version of mania and doesn't always require hospital intervention. It is possible to remain in touch with reality for the most part during a hypomanic episode - it is also possible to let go of reality enough to cause concern. It's almost … Continue reading The Many Faces and Phases of Hypomania
I have a very big mind. I don't know if you can quantify the size of a mind seeing as it is abstract. What I mean when I say I have a big mind is that it wanders. I have high ambitions for myself, and sometimes believe in them. I think I'm going to become … Continue reading I Have a Big Mind, So I Can Keep Dreaming
Today I've been told that suicidal thoughts are a habit in response to a low mood. I don't know if I agree with this. I was told this by my therapist, and I agree it used to be like that for me a few years ago whenI was told this by my schema therapist - … Continue reading Suicidal Thoughts Are Just a Habit?!?
I don't remember much. I remember sitting on a park bench talking to a robin whilst near college. I had seen the mental health support team in college that morning, and it was established something wasn't quite right because I remember her phoning my care coordinator. I don't remember what exactly wasn't quite right, but … Continue reading Accepting Delusional Mania