Category Archives: Intervention

Evaluating My Mental Health Evaluation

“The signs I’ve slid into a depression should be obvious to me by now. After almost two decades I should at least have a check list by my door, or beside my bed. Dressing in black for days on end … Continue reading

Posted in Appointment Day, Bipolar Disease, Bipolar Disorder, Clinical Depression, crazy people with no pants, Depression, Health, Intervention, Psychiatry, The Big White Wall | 4 Comments

Blood may be thicker than water but you can still drown in it

I will not allow my son to have contact with people who have abused me, my family or my friends. My rule to anyone looking after my son — my father and grandmother are at the top of this list. … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical Depression, crazy people with no pants, Depression, Granny, Health, Intervention, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Mental Health, Zombies | 15 Comments

Coping With The White Russians

White Russian: old fashioned glass, add ice, 2oz vodka, 1oz Kahlua, finish with chilled 1% milk… glass size and ice optional, adjust alcohol to taste. Vodka is best stored in the freezer. Colder the better. Healthy alternative to pop: fill … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, Bipolar Disease, Bipolar Disorder, Clinical Depression, crazy people with no pants, Health, Intervention, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Mental Health | 11 Comments

Unimproved Roads

I recently discovered there’s a road designation in Ontario called “unimproved road”. It basically means a trail wide enough for a car, but barely suitable for a horse-drawn cart or an all-terrain vehicle. I had dinner with my friend Dean … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar Disease, Bipolar Disorder, crazy people with no pants, Health, Intervention, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Ottawa, Poverty, Salted Truths | 10 Comments

Ten Ways To Make Your Recovery From Manic Depression A Lot Easier And Your Life A Lot Longer

“We can spend so many years trying to convince people of how sick we are then, when we’re finally diagnosed, we’re left by the health care system to fend for ourselves as if our family and friends network was fully … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, Bipolar Disease, Bipolar Disorder, crazy people with no pants, Depression, Health, Intervention, Lithium, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Mental Health | 35 Comments

Living Off The Avails Of Others Part Two What Really Is And What Should Have Been

Taking a cookie break while walking Kipling — Photo by Me, March 13, 2008 . “Paper Planes”; M.I.A. Let me know if the video isn’t available. . “I’ve lived in extreme poverty for most of my life. In the Collective … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, Bipolar Disorder, Clinical Depression, crazy people with no pants, Depression, Health, Intervention, Lithium, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Poverty, Punk, Salted Truths | 8 Comments