Thanks to socialworkerangela for the reminder of this shot straight to the heart mhm… “I think there’s a flaw in my code”. Halsey is bipolar and also genius. Volume UP.
Now go listen to more y’all. Girl got game.
The them section coming up is dominated by Patty Duke, which I think is more than fair considering the sheer length of time she was vocal about her stuff. Aw and then she went and gave us lovely
Sam Gamgee Sean Astin too. Rest in Peace, warrior woman.
Sean Astin on Mom Patty Duke’s Bipolar Disorder: ‘We Were All in the Storm Together’
ARCHIVAL VIDEO: Patty Duke Seeks to Promote Understanding of Manic Depression in 1989
From the PEOPLE Archive: Patty Duke Opens Up About Her Battle with Bipolar Disorder
10 Celebrities With Depression, Bipolar Disorder, or Both
Don Cheadle: ‘Miles Davis was probably bipolar‘
Blah F. Polar: yo mama was probably bipolar.
Some of the us section really are us – you know, our little blogosphere tribe. I know that many of you have blogging gigs in other places and I read a lot of them and then forget to stick them in my own Linkdumps. Bad, bad blahpolar. Please feel free to use my contact form to give me a heads up.
Two from Fryane:
How Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Helped Me Survive to Battle Bipolar Depression
My Bipolar Mindset: Always Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop
“I peered into the center of the universe.” Was I sick, or in search of myself?
Why I Hid The Fact I’m Bipolar For Over A Year After My Diagnosis
Another blogger friend at HuffPost, well done Samina, How You Treat Someone With a Mental Illness
At TEDx talk, Boise teen with bipolar disorder to deliver message: ‘I am not my illness’ “Eric Walton was the anonymous raging son in “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother”. Now he’s an inspiring success story of someone living with mental illness.”
“Sometimes you can do everything and still have a relapse—which is incredibly frustrating and disappointing, no doubt. Unfortunately, that’s the nature of bipolar disorder for many people. It is a complex and chronic illness.” What You Need to Know About Relapse in Bipolar Disorder
Real advice for those who’ve attempted suicide, and want to step back into life
Going nowhere slowly zzzzzz Research:
Controversy: if the palliative care for mental health wasn’t so shitty, conversations like the ones below would be different. Anyway. It is what it fucken is.
Here is what Dignitas in Switzerland says:
“Contrary to a widely-held opinion, people suffering from mental health problems normally have sufficient capacity of discernment to decide whether they would like to continue living or end their life. Therefore, and as a general rule, they are entitled to ask for an accompanied suicide and receive assistance just as much as people suffering from physical health problems, in order to avoid the high risk of failure. The same applies to healthy people who wish to end their life because they feel that it has become too arduous for them due to old age. There are no rational reasons to patronise these people through paternalism.” source
The next one is a longread.
Letter from Belgium The Death Treatment – When should people with a non-terminal illness be helped to die?