The Ugly Truth of Growing Up With a Bipolar Mother
Random Musings
May is Mental Illness month.  Therefore, I have decided to write a post on the ugly truth of growing up with a bipolar mother. My childhood was turbulent.  As a child, I never knew what the next day would bring.  Would my mother be smiling and happy? And if she was did was she headed into another manic episode?   As a child, I learned to walk on eggshells. Keeping the peace in the family was a must. Manic Moods During her manic moods, mother would have endless energy, unreasonable thoughts and no need for sleep.  Elvis records would shriek …
May – Bring Awareness to Mental Illness Month
Mental Illness
Since 1949, May has been bringing awareness to mental illness in order to help others deal with this very broad topic that ranges from anxiety, depression, manic-depression, postpartum depression and suicide along with many other disorders.   The laws in the country need to be changed in how mental illness is treated.  I was raised with a bi-polar mother and early in life I was very much aware of what the future held not only for the mentally ill but for the innocent people that were going to be left in the aftermath of the obsolete care for this group …