Here are a couple of paintings I’ve just finished; they represent the hightened perceptions that accompany the hypomanic phase of bipolar illness.
Universitad Autònoma de Barcelona researchers posit that an individual’s capability to bounce back from stress and adversity, their resilience, has a predictive effect on their levels of satisfaction… Read more “Life Satisfaction and Resilience”
Vulnerability is something that our culture doesn’t often encourage us to share. But those of us who struggle with mental health issues know all too well what… Read more “Embracing Vulnerability”
Yesterday I posted a painting of an Angelfish, the purpose of which was to reflect something of what hypomania feels like. At first glance, the painting looked… Read more “Reflecting Hypomania 2”
I produced the painting below of an Angelfish a few weeks ago to reflect something of what hypomania feels like. At first glance, the painting looks very… Read more “Reflecting Hypomania”
The mystic Khalil Gibran’s majestic prose poetry ‘The Prophet’ is perhaps his best known work. The section dealing with pain is worth reflecting on; his words are… Read more “Transformed by Pain”
In this short, but excellent interview, Johns Hopkins Clinical Psychologist Prof. Kay Redfield Jamison talks candidly about the difficulties which accompany ‘coming out’ and making one’s bipolar… Read more “Kay Redfield Jamison: The Stigma of ‘Coming Out’”