MY BIPOLAR VOICE BLOG

Kim Barnett
Author, My Bipolar Voice

My name is Kim Barnett, and I was diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder in my early 20’s. It has affected most aspects of my life, sometimes positively and sometimes negatively. My hope is that this blog will be therapeutic, not only for myself, but for others struggling with Bipolar Disorder or any other mental health obstacles. Self care is immensely important! Please join me on my mental health growth journey by reading, and possibly we can start to end the stigma associated with mental health challenges. As you can see I’m open about my mental health and all are welcome to subscribe, comment, like and share.

Mental Wellness Is More Than Therapy & Pills

When I was initially diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder I in the early 2000’s, there was not much explained to me about managing the symptoms of the disorder, other than the psychiatrist prescribing me with a couple medications, that he hoped would work and suggesting I see a therapist to help with coping with the dire […]

Sometimes We Have To Let Go To Grow

I had a best friend from early childhood till I was about 20 years old. We did most things together and I was closer to her than my own sister. I even would go as far as to say that I thought of her as a sister. While in college, she and I lived together […]

Joy In The Midst Of Struggles

Recently, I asked in my stories on Instagram for some help in coming up with ideas for my next blog post. Thank you to all who responded with ideas. The topic that I chose from the responses was “The Joy that you still find and share even during struggles.”

Bell’s Palsy

About two months ago, on a regular Sunday morning, I woke up with my tongue feeling slightly numb. I didn’t really think anything of it at the time and went about my day. I had some water and coffee and then decided to workout on my new indoor bike, which I hadn’t used that much […]

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