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Jodi Lee

There are a large variety of medications to help treat bipolar disorder including mood stabilizers, anti-depressants, and anti-psychotics, just to name a few. Some people take only one medication or treatment, while others take multiple medication and treatments; everyone’s body is different and reacts differently to medications. Some people do...
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Stigma...

February 23, 2017

Maggie Evans

 Stigma a small six letter word,But blocks the way; Too unconfident to be heard.You beastly biased blighted word,You block the light you’re so absurd. Stigma stands blocking our path,Scared alone or scared they'll laugh.You disgust me with your devilish way,Blinding us all through night and day. Stigma move over;Let me soar or...
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Poem: BEAT LIFE

February 14, 2017

J. McAvoy

Life is like a treasure hunt. We keep searching for the answers to unlock mysteries presented to us by life. We are always on a wild goose chase thinking we are nearing the key that will unravel the mystery, and we end up with another puzzle on our hands. A few lucky ones find their hands.The only way to beat life at its own game is by being in...
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Christine Saenz

February 14, 2017
Christine is a lover of chocolate and coffee, a mother to 4 humans and 3 furbabies. She is a survivor of her illness, Bipolar II. She is a Human Resource professional and has worked all her adult life despite having a mental illness. In 2010 after being admitted to a psychiatric hospital she was diagnosed with Bipolar II. That event began a...
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Love can be the most wonderful emotion. It can bring both joy and sorrow simultaneously. Even the best and most solid relationships can often be difficult. It is especially challenging when a partner has bipolar disorder. This is not to say that you cannot have a good, strong, long-lasting relationship if you or a loved one have bipolar. But I...
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When Giving 110% is Too Much

February 7, 2017
This past year, I stressed myself out way past my limit time and time again. All of the goals I set at the beginning of 2016 led me to one of the toughest years of my life and left me mentally, physically, and emotionally burnt out.One goal was to be an amazing wife and mother. Of course, in my mind, this would include self-sacrifice. As always, I...
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Pets: Helping or Hindering?

February 7, 2017

Amber Kingsley

Ever since our twenty-something daughter was diagnosed as suffering with bipolar depression accompanied by manic episodes and anxiety, I’ve learned volumes about this disease. Some of this knowledge comes from personal experiences, talking with parents, or information from research on the internet.But as most medical professionals tend to agree,...
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All About Support Animals

February 1, 2017

Briana Hedgepeth

Support animals can be incredibly helpful for those that need them. Although they are widely used, many are still ignorant to them. While there are many laws and other tidbits I don’t mention in this post, here’s a general overview of support animals. What is a support animal? Support animals are any of three different classes of animal...
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I pace frantically while I talk raucously into the telephone outside the college newspaper office. What began as a routine phone call to find out some more information for a story ends up turning into a diatribe about how I plan to take over the Massachusetts Democratic Party and enact my politics of the impossible agenda. Thrown into the...
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A New Beginning

January 25, 2017
 We all will rise with the burning sun,one day's ended, the next one begun.As sure as time the light will prevail,breathe out stresses, let go, exhale. Each step you take feel the warmth all around,as the dew disappears from the warming ground.This healing light shone down from above,warms your soul when push comes to shove. For...
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