Posts by capricious.capo

I am diagnosed as Bipolar 1. I am an advocate for mental health awareness and have helped fundraise towards nonprofit organizations like NAMI. I write about my own personal struggles and success stories to help end a national stigma that hurts and alienates those who battle mental illness. Beyond fighting for mental health awareness, I am tech nerd, hair enthusiast, film buff and music lover. I love my family and support system with all my heart. I have green hair and tattoos because I want to. I’ve always stood out in one way or another. I studied photography and received an associates degree. I have my high school AP literature teacher to thank for inspiring me to pursue journalism, and for writing me a heartfelt letter of recommendation that I still have as a reminder. High school was a decade ago, but in times like these, Publishing an opinionated, personal and maybe controversial blog about living with a mood disorder seemed like a good enough start.

Mental Health Day.

I am bipolar 1. I was hospitalized when I was 18 during a manic episode in which I knew something …

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We Aren’t Lazy.

I would like to help people understand what mental illness does to those who suffer.  First of all, it is …

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An Impasse.

This is heavy and personal.  I think I’m just having one of those days but here it is. Today when …

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Short Poem.

My fallacy in believing in my childish excuses was merely adding stress. I have failed and been disappointed many times, …

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Dual Diagnosis.

“Bipolar I Disorder is an illness in which people have experienced one or more episodes of mania. Most people diagnosed with …

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Famiglia and My Dad.

Famiglia is Italian for family, and I am proud to be of that heritage.  I have the greatest family one …

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Loving Yourself.

When you uncover the ideation about who you think you are, you will find your true self, and that is love. …

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Side Note About my Blog.

This blog is personal, informative and educational. I have a lot of opinions and sometimes I go on rants. This …

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Communication Breakdown.

I am not using this disorder as a crutch or an excuse for my behavior and I never will.  I …

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