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    Recovery

      From 2001 until 2013, I experienced rapid cycling bipolar disorder. It was total bullshit. Every month my hormones would perform their dance and I would start out irritable and end up depressed by the time my period started. Then I would get two “good” weeks to recover. Even the good weeks were shitty because […] Read more…

    Post Partum Disaster

      The sounds of his six-week-old cried filled me with terror.  My brain had yet to reconcile itself after his birth.  A screeching noise bounced around my head.  I was so desperate for quiet. I clapped my hands over my ears. As I alluded to in https://www.mentallyinteresting.com/shit-just-got-real, it did not occur to me that it […] Read more…

    Walking the Ledge

    Sixteen years ago I was barreling down I-29 in North Kansas City.  My husband of 10 years and son of three weeks were in the back seat.  I was in the grips of Post Partum Psychosis and I was saturated with fear. I looked at the odometer…60 mph.  The voices that had popped up in […] Read more…