This weeks Throwback Thursday, I’m posting it again because it is such an important subject. This was originally posted in October 2014. Suicide Ideation I was on the bus the other day and began thinking how much I miss owning a car, which reminded me that I miss owning a home, which reminded me how […]
The Suicide Attempt
* I usually don’t post trigger warnings, but this post involves a suicide attempt, I felt it necessary* Our Neighbors Last week, Dave made a suicide attempt. Maurice and I don’t know most people in our apartment complex. Partially because many don’t speak English. Partially because many are just not friendly. We do know Dave […]
How You Doing Out There?
How You Doing Out There? Every day I check where in the world my readers are from. I don’t know why. Maybe I take comfort knowing we are not alone in regards to mental illness. It’s not often I willingly do math, but I twisted my own arm for the basis of this post. Here […]
Is Suicide Ideation a Big Deal?
I was on the bus the other day and began thinking how much I miss owning a car, which reminded me that I miss owning a home, which reminded me how much I miss having a job and all the good things (materialistic) that come with it. I became sadder as I thought of how […]
Perfectionism Increases Suicide Risk
The following excerpts are from Chapter 5 of the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous and are my favorite part of the book. I relate to them today as much as I did ten years ago when I first got sober: Each person is like an actor who wants to run the whole show; is forever […]
One Every Forty Seconds
Tomorrow, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day and the latest news from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows we have much work ahead of us to reduce suicide rates around the world. Last week WHO issued a press release noting more than 800,000 people die by suicide every year, which comes to about one […]
Depression, Suicide and Gene Simmons
According to a Fact Sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death for all ages in 2010. There were 38,364 suicides in 2010 in the United States–an average of 105 each day. Having bipolar disorder, depression has a major impact on my life. Standing on the […]
Increase Life Expectancy – It’s Up To You
This week I’ve written about how to increase life expectancy of those with bipolar disorder being 9.2 years less than the U.S. national average. I touched on what you can do to close that gap. Having BP can be a daily struggle just to perform “normal” activities. The last thing I want to hear is […]
Chronic Disease and Bipolar Disorder
I’ve recently read some medical journals concerning the lower life expectancy of those living with Bipolar Disorder. Unfortunately those diagnosed with BP have an average lifespan that is 9.2 years less than the national average. It’s believed the primary reasons for this are: Suicide rate Greater Risk of Chronic Disease Lack of medical care I […]
Life Expectancy And Bipolar: Must We Die So Young?
I’ve touched on the issue of people with bipolar disorder having shorter life expectancy before, but upon doing some research I feel the need to go into it a little deeper. First of all, is it true? The bad news is the answer is “yes.” According to the National Institute of Mental Health, people diagnosed […]