Introduction The word Stigma means “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.” To people with mental illness, stigma is all too real. I explore this concept and discuss the difficulty living in a world that still stigmatizes mental illness. Episode 4 – Stigma Tau Delta Poems Where I Come From […]
Introduction I go in for my psych evaluation. Before then, I completely freak out about it. Although I’ve had an evaluation before, I’m very nervous about getting another diagnosis or hearing there’s more wrong with me than I previously thought. I also try to work on my scheduling. Which turns out to be more complicated […]
The decision to produce a video about the Discover Teas Wu Wo Tea Ceremony was a natural one. After attending the previous year I was familiar with the beauty, the peace, and the connectedness of the ceremony and the atmosphere at the tea shop during this special time. When it came to capturing it on […]
Introduction Work life can get complicated no matter who you are, but when you’re working and have a mental illness, things can get really complicated. In this episode I get a performance review, my first ever at work, and talk to friends about performance reviews and how mental health impacts your work life at every […]
Introduction From the ashes of my previous podcast project comes Lost at Sea. It’s a project I’m going to be doing over the next few weeks to document my psychiatric care and my life with bipolar disorder. I plan on talking to friends with mental health issues, possibly my doctors if they will let […]
I started a podcast on bipolar disorder in the middle of a major episode. I wanted to do 10 episodes, review a book, and a movie, and interweave it with my own story. It didn’t work out that way. But I got through 3 episodes, 2 interviews, and a handful poems before I got overwhelmed […]
I was given a Yi Xing purple clay teapot for my birthday. I was so nervous about using it that I didn’t know what to do. I mustered up some courage, and some friends to help me shoot the video, and did something about it.