bipolar linkdump: the mostly orly snarky edition

I’m suffering from irritabipolar disorder, it’s a form of manic depression that the DSM continues to ignore. It can be alleviated, if not cured, by massive applications of cash and lesbians to the afflicted area i.e. me. It’s a very elite version, so I’m even more special than I was yesterday. Fortunately, people tend to find me amusing when I’m pissy. And I only ever smack people once with a fish for saying so.

Celebripolar

10 Celebrities Living with Bipolar Disorder – 5 of them in the quotes below.
Jean Claude van Damme, “I’m not perfect … I’m an extreme bipolar, and I’m taking medication for this.”
Ben Stiller, “I have not been an easygoing guy. I think it’s called bipolar manic depression. I’ve got a rich history of that in my family.”
Mary Lambert, “I’m clinically bipolar, I have a lot of insecurities — there’s a lot that I’m constantly going through. [Talking about it] allows us to connect to each other in ways we wouldn’t.”
Demi Lovato, “Bipolar depression really got my life off track. But today I’m proud to say I am living proof that someone can live, love, and be well with bipolar disorder when they get the education, support, and treatment they need…I want to shine a light on the people out there who, like me, are learning to live well with mental illness by getting the right diagnosis and finding the right treatment plan. I want to be the most informed and powerful advocate I can be and to help people find the courage to seek help.”
Catherine Zeta Jones, “[Bipolar] is something I have been dealing with for a long time…I never wanted to be as open about it as I was. I have a British stiff-upper-lip mentality – it wasn’t something I wanted to shout from the rooftops. But when it did come to light, I know I’m not the only person who suffers with it or has to deal with it on a day-to-day basis. So if I’ve helped anybody by discussing bipolar or depression, that’s great.”

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Brian Wilson, Then there are the voices in his head that torment him – “auditory hallucinations,” he calls them. “Yeah,” he says, “I’ve been suffering with them for like, 30 years. I tend to hear voices, you know, but I can’t discern what they’re saying. I just hear a lot of rattle-y voices.”

Remember kids, the words of celebrities are no more valuable than your words, they’re just heard by a lot more people. That does not necessarily make them true or relevant. Comsume with caution. May contain traces of nuts.

It’s a matter of a pinion, said the pigeon

And now for the latest Lubitz theories, Lynne Curry: Fallout from a suicidal pilot and Mental illness needs support, not scrutiny, after crash.
Coast Hotel Psychiatry  “No psychiatrist is available so when she becomes a danger to herself or to others, take her to the hospital emergency room.
Insanity is not a capital crime, If you commit a serious-enough offense, it doesn’t matter in the eyes of the law if you have a diagnosed mental illness and you weren’t able to control your actions. You’ll be executed regardless. America: land of the (kind of) free.

Dating someone with bipolar – tricky to live with, mindblowingly astonishingly exquisitely amazingly good in bed. (blahpolar, 2015)

Dating someone with bipolar, a Reddit thread about the issues, which stands out due to the poster’s lack of hysterical invective. I’d just like to mention to all the billions of applications for my hand in marriage out there* that I have never ended a relationship randomly.
On much the same subject, Lynyrd McCormick’s bipolar love song will either make you laugh or become homicidal. Depends how you feel about amusing country music that calls you crazy. Brb buying a gun.

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As for me, I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell (right now you can’t tell).

IRS in the USA? your disorder might save your ass.
Through the lens of time, After a 10-year struggle with manic depression, French photographer Yann Layma has returned with his first Chinese photo album Yesterday’s China, continuing his love affair with the country.
Bustle
Nicole Kidman’s ‘Grace of Monaco’ Will Be In Good Company On Lifetime, So Zip It, Haters.
Sarah Jessica Parker plays Callie Cain, a single mother struggling to cope with manic depression while raising her five children

Search & Research

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No Substitute: A good night’s sleep is good medicine.
Lithium Linked to Thyroid Dysfunction, but Only in Women Daniel M. Keller, PhD European Psychiatric Association (EPA) 23rd Congress. Medscape, so (free) login required.
Looking for Bipolar II Women for MRI Study (McLean Hospital) BOSTON Do you suffer from Type II Bipolar Disorder? If you do and are a woman between the ages of 18 and 45, you may be eligible for a research study at McLean Hospital. The study involves a 2 hour interview and an MRI scan of your brain. You will be paid up to $200 for participating in the study. If you are interested, contact Dr. Brad Reich through Craig’s List or at 617-855-2935.
Bipolar symptoms for men and women are not the same, for example, In general, men with bipolar disorder first present with symptoms of mania. Women more often show symptoms of depression.

The {Stigm{A}rmy Education Troops (an orly owl free zone)

Removing the stigma of bipolar disorder Kyle Kixmiller and Nancy Lacy Kixmiller were married for several years while Kyle battled bipolar disorder and alcoholism. He died on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 52 years old.
Targeting Teenage Depression By Karen Swartz, M.D. Baltimore, MD, USA
Courage To Come Back: Mental Health recipient stamps out stigma. Andrea Paquette is the founder of bipolarbabe.com, VANCOUVER – She may playfully refer to herself the “bipolar babe,” but her life has been anything but fun and games.
‘Your life is in your hands’ Madison Dorling, 21, a third-year St. Lawrence student in the BAA Behavioural Psychology Bachelor Degree program, spoke for the first time, publicly about her bipolar disorder diagnosis.
Bipolar disorder training for Adults with Bipolar Disorder, their Family Caregivers, and the General Public Our next webinar will be aired live on June 10, 2015 at 7PM ET / 4PM PT, Presented by Gary Sachs, M.D.
How Nic Newling beat the black dog: Can young people who suffer bipolar disorder ever recover?
Joe Pantoliano Set for NO KIDDING! ME TOO!! Documentary Event at Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/13
“This empowering film sheds light on the fact that nearly 100 million Americans suffer in isolation. Candid, often humorous discussions with Pantoliano and his family on their struggle with his own clinical depression, as well as the compelling stories of six other people from all walks of life, all affected differently by mental illness, including a brain surgeon with bipolar disorder and three high school students managing bipolar disorder and clinical depression, are part of the film. Each frankly discusses the struggle before diagnosis, with attempts at self-medication and other destructive behavior, as well as the hope and encouragement they discover when managing their own recovery and finally realizing they are not alone. The result is an inspiring vision of a society that “stomps the stigma”, as those impacted by mental illness are surprised to find millions of others like themselves, saying, “No Kidding! Me Too!!”

Fuckit!!!

Georgia veteran shot dead by police needed more help from VA, Bridget Anderson says Anthony Hill, who was shot dead by police in Atlanta in March, did not receive proper medical care for bipolar disorder.

Make it stop!

Continuing planet earth’s bipolarity, we have bipolar weather, gaming, economics, politics, music, electronics, engineering, … we know all about those, but this is a new one to me. Monthly Prescribing Reference
Bipolar FRF Tx for Acne in Japanese Deemed Safe, Effective. Now even the medical field is using it. Soon people will think we blow hot and cold, can’t manage money, can’t handle leadership, enjoy music, are into electric shocks and have shitty skin.

Wait …

Oh dear …

Anyway.

Remind me why bipolar is a disorder instead of simply an adjective? We need a name change, guys. I know I keep saying it, but we do.

Breaking news: water is wet

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This fucks me off a metric fucktonne of a fuckload. You guys know I get pissy about being called crazy; this week my ire and my eyebrows are raised at Time Mag, that allegedly respectable blah blah blah they’re a shower of idiots for this one. Yes, Science Shows Creative People Are More Likely to Be Crazy. Beyond my personal issues with the word; how many times are all of the faculties of academia required to trot that info out, before we can all just respectfully accept it and move the fucking fuck forwards? Bipolar and ADHD feature in the article and I suspect you’ll agree that it can all be filed under,  “No shit, Sherlock!”

Dear scientists,

Thanks for the recurring opinions, evidence, proof and theories about our creativity. Now how about you give us all arts grants and then piss off and hunt for a freaking cure?

tyvmkthxbye.

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The Genius-Insanity Gene: Why The Smartest People Are A Little Bit Crazy . The way I see it, if you want to be successful in ANY walk of life, you gotta be a little bit f*cked up too. I mean, all the “good ones” are.

Dear scientists,

My previous email refers; simply include the word ‘intelligence’.

Yours unfunded,

Blahpolar

Facebook can worsen as well as improve mental health conditions – yeah thanks … we actually knew that before you did. Knobhead.

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*I really am joking, try the bipolar dating site instead. I have zero idea what it’s like. I’m just working the lesbo angle for SEO purposes, I figure I’ll get 746582 visitors looking for lesbian porn.

You have just wasted time that you will never get back.

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37 thoughts on “bipolar linkdump: the mostly orly snarky edition”

  1. What???? No lesbian porn? You know those “parental control” locks to prevent children from cruising unsavoury corners of the internet? One to keep you from searching “bipolar” for a day might cheer you up (or at least leave you less to be orly about). You could occupy yourself searching, I don’t know, “lesbian porn”. :D (Just thinking about your mental health dear)

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    1. Honestly, once again you’ve proved yourself a truly true friend. Ahem. I would like you to know that these days I avoid combining the word bipolar with google more and more. Linkdumps sit in drafts (till they catch a cold) till they’re full and then I kick them out into the world like fledglings.

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      1. I just got this image of all these links slipping out under your front door. Good work cutting back on the googling the bipolar stuff. If things go as I hope in two months you will have my ugly mug glaring at you if you get carried away. Now how many friends would consider a 30 hour plane trip and a 17 hour bus ride just to say “Oh look, butterflies!”?

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  2. OMG I”M SNORT LAUGHING OVER HERE-mostly at your ‘746582 visitors looking for lesbian porn.’ Please don’t smack the unicorn-I bet theyre the Hybrids that are really the pegicorns and are twitchy and stabby. And I could really use that arts grant-my voice needs some work…sounds like that creaky rocking chair Grammy always sat in on the porch.

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  3. Lucy’s sister Cerce is owned by a seemingly nice young woman who I’m Facebook friends with but I’ve never met her in person. She & Cerce live in Oregon.

    Yesterday the owner posted on Facebook how the weather up there was acting “bi-polar”, and yours truly wanted to go OFF! It took all I had not to comment (I sure as hell didn’t “like” it), even with the intention to educate. The fact is that I’m not close to this woman and I knew that whatever I wrote wouldn’t be taken well by her. Based on her Facebook feed (which I follow because I love seeing her occasional postings of Lucy’s sister) I just knew she’d get defensive & my message would be lost.

    I’m hoping that someone close to her, who she respects, will say something about it – one can hope. But if she does it again, I’m going to comment – fuck it.

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    1. It’d be soooo much simpler and more time efficient to change the disorder’s name, rather than sending memos to a growing crowd of assholes who insist on the adjectival approach. Liberate the motherfecking word! Let bipolar be an adjective! it’d only take about a century to convince the DSM of the matter.

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  4. I want to return to the term “manic depressive”. It’s just more accurate and it’s not like using the fussier term makes anyone more compassionate or educated, anyway. I get manic, I get depressed. Manic depressive. Concise.
    Besides. Every time R says he needs a bipolar resistor to repair a TV, I think I’m being insulted.

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  5. Nothing like a good snortlaugh,I’m happy to oblige. And another unicorn plods on smack-free for another day. I’m just like that website where they give a grain of rice to a hungry child every time you visit.

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      1. May as well take care if both problems in one fell swoop. Now to find at least one rich lesbian. Usually the femmes are the kept women, though, right? Well, there’s always a market. Just got to find it. I mean her. I mean them.

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        1. Eeeeek teh stereotypes! Ahem. Actually I don’t mind, but there’s a posse of radical separatist dykes headed your way with pitchforks …I SAID POSSE! Riiight … requirements are not strict, but relative. Primary factor here is “more feminine than me,” which is easy to achieve, as that encompasses 90% of women and 30% of men.

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          1. The stereotypes were used purposefully, pitchforks be damned. Crap, I have no idea as to your preferences. Perhaps, I made an inaccurate assumption. Then again, if you to whore yourself, you may need to be open to lesbians of all ilk. So, yes, I should have been more open-minded. Admittedly, my knowledge of lesbian prostitutes (that is, my knowledge of lesbian on lesbian prostitutes) is quite limited. Actually, I’m rather ignorant of the trade in general. I keep to the more traditional model. Morning sex gets me breakfast in bed (and, of course, satisfaction) and the adoration of my husband. Shit, we’ve got to get you a woman. Really, breakfast in bed from someone who adores you is under-rated. Plus, orgasms, though not as plentiful as pre-medication and pre-marriage, are still quite nice. Added bonus, I must say.

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  6. Don’t smack the unicorn !
    LOL Very good post. You made me smile. There is always good with the bad but you can usually make me smile with your posts, even if there is some bad news mixed in with them.
    You have a great sense of humor. I think maybe you are a comedian at heart. :)

    Is that bipolar dating site real? I don’t know if that is a good or a bad idea. I could definitely foresee some problems with 2 people together that have a similar disorder, but then again maybe they we would understand each other better.

    I wonder if people find each other and begin dating from the bipolar dating site… will their “cycles become in sync”…you know like the girls always said in junior high about their “cycles” being in sync if they were best friends…

    .well that is what the girls said about always having their period at the same time, “Oh we are the best of friends…see our cycles are in sync ! ……where I went to school in Baltimore MD…I know,,,bad joke. Sorry ….my brain is spinning but my eyes are tired…

    NO, But really what if the 2 people were always manic at the same time….or if they were always reversed? I am not sure which would be worse. I think being reversed would be sad. But being manix together may get them into a lot of fun…I mean trouble.

    I want someone to conquer the world with and then sleep together…or just sleep together…I am not sure…

    My body is tireder than my brain. Is tireder a word? I think not.

    This is why I should not talk to normal people at night..or otherwise..I scare the straights…poor things…poor stupid things….

    I have to find a way to sleep tonight because I need to get up earlier than 2 pm tomorrow.
    Much Love
    Annie

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    1. Idk if the site is real, I didn’t go further than the splash page. You’ve got me thinking now, with your comment about bipolar cycles synching (sinking?) – the house would be a pigsty half the time and they’d be bakrupt the other half :D my periods do tend to synch with my girlfriends when I have one – and tbh the menses are becoming as rare and endangered as the girlfriends.

      I really hope you managed to get some sleep. And manix is a cool word – patent it and make er idk some kind of product … oh boy, manic plans :0

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  7. I am dying after reading this post. I saw it in the morning and got distracted by links, so I came back to read now. And then save links to pocket. I’ve also been twirling my imaginary mustache all day, going, “O RLY” at just about EVERYTHING. IN A FRENCH ACCENT or whatever.

    WTB art grants so I can actually go back to school and put my bipolar to use. Because really. ALL THEM EVIDENCES.

    I’d prefer better medications, science people. Come on.

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    1. Lololol a french cynical steampunk own would be the most amazing thing *passes you a beret and matelot shirt*

      If you have science’s private number, please give ’em a call, they don’t seem to have heard you yet :'(

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  8. Lol I don’t even know where to start… Oh right, LESBIAN PORN here???!!!! How much for the ticket and when is the opening night?! Seriously, being bipolar, bisexual and bilingual, I could apply for many studies at the same time and get the same results; “miss, we don’t know what your problem is…” Can we just be what we are and end this crazy way of looking at people like they are aliens or morons? Just because we have the guts to show ourselves as we are. Why should “science” and society puts labels in an attempt to define us and even exploit our fragilities?! I think the only way to relax and forget about this is to come here Friday night and watch some good lesbian porn, that’s just me… What do you say?!

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    1. I would like to point out that you are also bipedal.

      Friday night sounds good. I will be serving fresh lesbians, with a side of comfortable shoes and unnecessary drama. Bring your own drunks. Drinks.

      I am unfashionably fond of labels, but I totally respect your right to peel them off and burn them in the nearest ashtray.

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