Followers of this blog will know that I have spent some time in mourning recently for a former lover who took his own life. The initial shock was tremendous, but as with all things, time heals.
There will be a memorial gathering for him in a week, and I will attend.
One of the highest ranking terms is bipolar dating.
To those searching for love and acceptance as a person with bipolar disorder or with a person who has it, I can safely assure you that it is possible to find a partner.
I doubt I’ll share anything, but I will be there supporting my other friends.
We’ve spoken on the phone a number of times, and we’re still interested in each other. Through the statistics of this blog, I can view how people find me.
As soon as you suspect something more [serious], truth is best. D., I usually explain about my bipolar, my support system, and my medication on the first date and let him ask questions.
I figure it’s best to be honest and have him understand, rather than have him wonder what’s going on while I’m manic or depressed and need to explain then.
Terri received the 2009 Advocates Award from Mental Health Advocacy Services.
She also received an official Commendation from the County of Los Angeles, for her ongoing public service in the mental health arena.
I can also shout out that I will start my internship at a local mental health clinic in early June.