Tag Archives: bipolar disorder

Why I Don’t Trust Too Much Unexpected Happiness
Mental Health

Why I Don’t Trust Too Much Unexpected Happiness

It was hard for me to learn the difference between happiness and damaging mania. It’s something everyone who struggles with mania must learn. Here are some tests that usually work. Still, 30 years after my last attack of full-blown mania, I still don’t completely trust unexpected flattery and good news, and took precautions against mania first, when I was recognized by one of my heroes..

Outfielder Jim Piersall’s Public Struggle with Mental Illness
Mental Health

Outfielder Jim Piersall’s Public Struggle with Mental Illness

Jim Piersall, a successful center fielder (1950-67), struggled publicly with mental health problems as a player, was hospitalized twice, treated with lithium, then recovered aneopd became a baseball “lifer.”

The Bureau or Bears and “I’m OK and You’re Sick”
Mental Health

The Bureau or Bears and “I’m OK and You’re Sick”

People with mental illness get well and stay well. The PATIENTS convinced many, not all, providers of that. Terrible things happen when mental health care professionals think their client/patients can never recover. Here’s the sort of thing that happened all the time, that still happen far too often, when professionals Idon’t believe in recovery.