My Story:
~Sky~

If you are struggling, please talk to someone. There are good and kind people in this world. There is love to know and beauty to find. You matter beyond words. Please don't give up.TWLOHA
~Sky~

My story is a work in progress really. I found this board in fall of 2007 and made the acquaintance of some truly beautiful souls who continually support, inspire and accept me as a whole.

I have a diagnosis of being bipolar I with mixed episodes and psychotic features, I've tried a laundry list of meds to treat this but as of Jan 2011 I am still on the look for an actual med combo that will benefit me well. It has also been indicated that I suffer from PTSD, to say my young life was traumatic would be the biggest understatement of the century.

The depressive episodes I encounter tend to become a bottomless downward spiral for me, which when I am there, down in that rabbit hole it is almost impossible to reach me. On the other end of the spectrum is the mania which is at first a welcome respite but unchecked I can get a little...umm...well I'd really rather not say.

I seek friendship here but can be quite extremely shy in real life scenarios, I am a continual work in progress and I hope that one day I'll be able to actually meet and talk to people without fear and wanting to run away and hide!
That said, I am an open-minded, free-spirited individual who loves to write, enjoys reading, loves nature-especially the beach, loves to drive and travel, has 3 beautiful children, 2 happy doggies and 2 moody kitties, lol, Currently live with my boyfriend who is also father to my 3 kids here in (mostly) sunny Southern California.

That's about what I can think of for now ;)
~Sky~ 1-1-11

Latest Activity

Filter by:
An Online Guide To Dream Interpretation
I know we all talk about this sometimes and I came across this site that says it is,...More
If you're not afraid to die, why be afraid to live!
Posted by skypper
Was this Helpful?
YesNo
Reply: Article: Dealing with Relapse
click on the link above for to be taken to the article More
If you're not afraid to die, why be afraid to live!
Posted by skypper
Article: Dealing with Relapse
A Bumpy Road: Dealing with relapse There may not ever be a last episode, but there are ways...More
If you're not afraid to die, why be afraid to live!
Posted by skypper
Was this Helpful?
YesNo
Stop the stigma-Youtube video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFdYqRuqKDM&feature=share Please watch and pass this...More
If you're not afraid to die, why be afraid to live!
Posted by skypper
Was this Helpful?
YesNo
A Mental Getaway
My mental getaway is a place that I envision in my mind, a place I can think of and...More
If you're not afraid to die, why be afraid to live!
Posted by skypper
Was this Helpful?
YesNo
Includes Expert Content
Reply: The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide
seeing as how it's been a while thought i'd bump this old post up a bit
If you're not afraid to die, why be afraid to live -Joanna Sparks
Posted by skypper
Bipolar Disorder Coping Skills
I sent this to myself from my blackberry back in May 2010 and just now found it again... ...More
If you are struggling, please talk to someone. There are good and kind people in this world. There is love to know and beauty to find. You matter beyond words. Please don't give up.TWLOHA
Posted by skypper
Was this Helpful?
YesNo
Reply: Bipolar effects on work and career
Very interesting to read about others experiences, makes me feel not so alone in my failure...More
If you are struggling, please talk to someone. There are good and kind people in this world. There is love to know and beauty to find. You matter beyond words. Please don't give up.TWLOHA
Posted by skypper
Includes Expert Content
Reply: The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide
you can find most of these books on amazon.com for fairly reasonable cost
If you are struggling, please talk to someone. There are good and kind people in this world. There is love to know and beauty to find. You matter beyond words. Please don't give up.TWLOHA
Posted by skypper
Reply: A story of positive affirmations
thank you More
If you are struggling, please talk to someone. There are good and kind people in this world. There is love to know and beauty to find. You matter beyond words. Please don't give up.TWLOHA
Posted by skypper