The Bipolar Bum

Backpacking and Bipolar II. Taking Manic Depression on tour.

Travel Journal – Arrived in Hope Vale + Baron Gorge

So after a five hour drive (short by Australian standards I’m led to believe) we arrived in Hope Vale.  We stopped once for fuel and once at Baron Gorge.  I’ve … Continue reading

13/07/2014 · 13 Comments

#FInallyMoving #PrettyLights – Stick this on, slouch in your chair and relax.

  I know this might be a bit of a non-post but I thought some of you would really like this as much as I have.  It’s been on repeat … Continue reading

03/06/2014 · 6 Comments

Brain Diseases Are “Not First World Problems” Pt.1 – Historical References

H&J debunks the idea that depression, bipolarty e.t.c are uniquely western, wealthy indulgences.   “Notice how they don’t yammer on about depression in Africa or anywhere else that’s poor? Man-up! … Continue reading

03/06/2014 · 27 Comments

They’re Following Me! (Seriously though: Thanks)

    In the last four days my readership has doubled.  To all the old-guard who have read and (hopefully) enjoyed the content so far – Thank you very much … Continue reading

02/06/2014 · 24 Comments – Reclaiming Reality; A story about Bipolar

A short while ago I was asked to guest blog for  The founder Trish asked that I write my story.  I don’t know if I qualify as a narcissist … Continue reading

02/06/2014 · 24 Comments

#undiagnosed #bipolar

31/05/2014 · 11 Comments

History Repeating Itself – How a friend’s death can be two triggers at once.

#bereavement #grief #bipolar #trauma   I got word that one of my riding friends died of a massive heart attack yesterday night.  This would be bad usually, but the situation … Continue reading

30/05/2014 · 21 Comments


  It is important to remember how badly your mind works when you’re in a mixed/agitated state.  You start to see attacks that aren’t there, your patience COMPLETELY abandons you … Continue reading

30/05/2014 · 12 Comments

H&J, now effectively medicated, starts learning how to ‘Happy’ instead of lamenting the loss of Mania

#Gladness #Happiness #Siblings #Bipolar   I’ve been at a low ebb for the past day or two and I know that in days gone by this would be a depression.  … Continue reading

27/05/2014 · 19 Comments

Relationships And Wrong Thinking – H&J explores how a faulty mind can damage or prevent relationships.

“So then, let’s make a go of it.” I said.  “My jaw just hit the floor” she replied.  I finally overcame the thought process that had crippled my capacity for … Continue reading

22/05/2014 · 8 Comments
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