Author Archives: Grimm

A Random Affirmation

I realize that I am very inconsistent with providing updates and useful information. I suppose I should have accounted for exactly how social I’m usually not before attempting to reach out to people and connect through social media means. But … Continue reading

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Random Reflections On A Bipolar Life

I don’t usually use this blog for random musing type things but I think today is going to be an exception. Today, I just want to talk about some of the catalysts that changed how I viewed my life and … Continue reading

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Misinformation On Psychiatric Medication

Psychiatric medication is a topic that invokes mixed feelings in a lot of people. The mere mention of it will cause others to go out of their way to warn you of the dangers of it. In my experience, these … Continue reading

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Landing And Holding A Job With The ADA of 1984 #depression #bipolardisorder #mentalillness

I realize it’s been awhile since I blogged- pardon my silence. A combination of depression and a flurry of work coming in kept me fairly wrapped up. Today, I work as a freelance writer and content developer for small businesses … Continue reading

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Of The Mental Health Profession And Fallibility

The quest for mental wellness is tightly intertwined with the advice and beliefs of the medical profession. The problem is that some medical professionals are not competent providers of care. The keyword is “some”. This is not an attack on … Continue reading

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The Joy of Changing Antidepressants – Pt. 2 #bipolar #depression #mentalillness

So it has been a lovely, trigger-filled adventure fun time in happy land as of late. Car’s dead. Laptop cooling fan’s dead. Television’s dead. And I haven’t been able to work much due to my brain being a pile of … Continue reading

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The Joy Of Changing Antidepressants – Pt. 1 #bipolar #depression #mentalillness

This post will be the first in a series I will do in relation to my medication change. I hope it will provide insight into my decision making process and better facilitate your pursuit of mental stability. Just a few … Continue reading

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Fun Times In Medication Town #Bipolar #Depression #Effexor

I would like to begin this blog post with a slew of profanity but I will spare you all my potty mouth. I visited my doctor a couple days ago and asked to be removed from fluoxetine because it had … Continue reading

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An Open Letter On Depression #Depression #MentalIllness #Bipolar

I am penning this missive as an easy way to help try and get someone close to you to understand what you are going through. Print it out, forward it to them; whatever. Get it in front of that person. … Continue reading

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Personal Empowerment Creates A Better Future For All

I do not have a very typical approach to how I view the world, mental illness, and making my way through it. A significant departure is the quest for reducing stigma and encouraging a better social understanding. I don’t think … Continue reading

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