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Psychiatry Tales or I don't want to go back on Cymbalta! by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I’m sitting in my psychiatrist’s office in an overstuffed beige wing chair. It reminds me of Archie Bunker’s chair. My mother is near me sitting on an ov ... Read on »
The most beautiful song I have ever heard. by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder It's been a backslide weekend.  I'm still sober... so it wasn't that kind of backslide. It was my health. I am having serious problems urinating again, and I woke up this m ... Read on »
Rerun:On Suicidal Ideation by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Therese Bouchard of  Beyond Blue  had a gem earlier this month I must have missed.  It was on  Suicidal Ideation. I think I am the Queen of Suicidal Ideation. Rig ... Read on »
Trying to write when it's impossible, a bit more about me by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Lately, my writing has been sh*t. I know that, and it upsets me. It seems that since November when my kidneys failed, it's been impossible to write due to illness, and ... Read on »
My latest depression-I feel like a bananafish by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder It's been a strange weekend. Depression, anhedonia, unable to get out of bed, unable to eat. Thoughts getting blacker and blacker. I've been through this a million time ... Read on »
April Fool's-Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I've been waiting to share this on April Fool's Day. Only it's half an April Fool's. This is what every drug company should change their name to. The commer ... Read on »
Updating Blogroll-Links needed by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I am in the process of revamping the blog, and need to update the blogrolls. If you are a blogger and would like to be added to my blog, please use the comments below ... Read on »
Rerun:Today is Respect Your Cat Day! by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I wrote this piece three years ago when my friend Kevin died. Today he would have been 31. I miss him terribly, and wanted to share this with my readers and friends. Pe ... Read on »
Update on Alison- She's Out! by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder From Gianna Kali's blog this morning... This is an upate to let you all know that Alison Hymes was NOT sent to a long-term facility this morning. Our efforts were successf ... Read on »
Action Needed Urgently. Please Help A Fellow Blogger by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder This post is written by a friend of Alison Hymes, Tina.  Please sign the petition here. We need to get behind our sister psychiatric survivor, Alison Hymes of Charlottesv ... Read on »
Bloody Hell by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Bloody Hell! I am angry. So angry I can taste it. I don’t get angry often, I cannot think of the last time I was this angry, honestly. Which is a newi ... Read on »
I've fallen and am struggling to get up by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I’ve fallen and I can’t get up I’m so blue. Blue Blue Blue. I can hardly live with myself, thank heaven for sleep. Sleeping 18 hours a day u ... Read on »
Present and accounted for by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I'm still here. My Mac is in the shop so I am computerless. The routine is the same, endless doctor visits. I'm home now, reunited with my beloved cat. I still cannot ... Read on »
Calling Dr. Katz by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Why is it so much fun to satirize psychiatrists? Because by nature, they are easy to satirize. And as the best satirists of all time can tell you there is a grain of tr ... Read on »
Recovery stories to give us hope. by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Recovery is possible, and something to try to achieve in this New Year. I want to thank Gianna Kali for this wonderful article. She lists some amazing people in it that are ... Read on »
Rerun:Why I Hate New Year's Eve by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder This piece was written several years ago....This does not indicate my state of mind at the moment, but is rather a glimpse of why I hate New Years Eve, especially if yo ... Read on »
Teenage Nuts Is The New Cool by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I didn't write this, instead it's from Mind Freedom Virginia's blog, Lunatic Fringe .  What strikes me as amazing, is why would anyone want to be be Bipolar? Because th ... Read on »
Merry Christmas, Belated Festivus by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I still believe in Santa. Yes, it's true. If I was home there would be home made warm home-made chocolate chip cookies for him tonight and carrots for the reindeer. In ... Read on »
Trying to stay upbeat by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder One of the things I am noticing after my near death experience is how precious life is. I will and hope I never forget the look on my mother's face when the doctor tol ... Read on »
Saying Goodbye To My Support Group Hello To A New Kind of One by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder There seems to be some miscommunication going around the blogosphere what caused my kidneys to fail. I fear I might have accidentally added to it. I saw the GP yesterd ... Read on »