The many faces of Bipolar by James Heaton I have been bipolar my entire life, as long as I can remember. My earliest memories paint a portrait of a child who was happy and energetic one moment and sad and depressed the next. Memories of blacking out or having depersonalization to the point of thinking … Continue reading The Many Faces of Bipolar
Four years after ECT, James reflects on the changes to his life.
By James Heaton We all know the drill. You see your doctor, in the 15 minutes that you are given to explain all the complexities of your disorder and the changes that have been happening in your mind. And we struggle with a way to explain that our thoughts are bizarre and scary, but at … Continue reading The Art of Coping
My favorite line from Chris Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy is when Bruce's father, Thomas Wayne tells him the reason that we fall down is so we can learn to get back up. Its one of those little boosters that I collect for when I feel like I cant keep going. Its been a week or … Continue reading Getting up is how we learn…
I went from these waves of colorful thoughts, these brilliant moments of creativity to breaking down in my wife’s arms and crying about losing my mind
A struggle with medication and the pressures of life send James over the edge, and the one person to save him is his Wife.
The story of Ernest Hemingway from the perspective of a person with Bipolar Disorder
A first hand account of ECT including three years after...