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bipolar disorder

P.S. I wrote this in an episode. Bear with me if it seems jumbled or too ‘everything’ at once. Someone once described to me what having bipolar disorder should look like. He told me what he felt Bipolar Disorder should look like, and how I look very ‘non-bipolar’. Till date, I still don’t understand all...
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Nigeria movie industry, Nollywood  has depicted over and over again scenes where someone believed to be evil confesses to a lot of heinous atrocities. Confessing to have killed people around him or her, or brought on misfortune to other people’s families, businesses or careers. Patience Ozokwor plays such roles convincingly well. Before the confession, the...
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Christopher and Kareema are two people who have never crossed paths. Both struggling to cope with inexplicable mood swings that have left them baffled and confused. Christopher is a 25 year old who just got employed at a top ranking bank in the country. His mood alternates between these two; excessive enthusiasm and sharp irritability....
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People have a lot of uninformed perceptions about mental disorders. I term this as uninformed because many do not take time to research about this but form their perceptions based on sentiments that have been passed down to them. Receiving a bad perception from the progenitors without checking them and analyzing them critically is worse...
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Happy days, sad days, annoying days, super joyful days – these emotions are very normal, as long as they don’t disrupt your everyday activities or cause you to get into trouble. However, if they start interfering with your life in an extreme degree, then it’s considered to be unhealthy. If you have extreme mood swings...
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Some people might consider a mental illness a gift and go on and on about how it’s part of a journey in life and how it makes you strong. But me, I hate my mental illness with so much passion, it’s lucky it’s not human. I’d have punched its face into pulp. I’d have pushed...
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