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The Bipolar Writer Podcast

The Bipolar Writer Podcast

By James Edgar Skye
The Bipolar Writer Podcast is about mental health and mental illness. James Edgar Skye discusses real-life issues facing those in the mental illness community today using our stories and voices. The thing about stories is that they transcend not just the person but the community. I want to spotlight different ideas, including finding the middle ground between the mental illness community and the professionals treating us with medication, psychotherapy, and therapy. Stories have always been how I connect with people. Become an interviewee today.

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The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Alaina
Episode Description Alaina became an advocate for mental health in 2017 following a psychotic episode. During this episode, she experienced delusions, paranoia, and hallucinations. Initially, she was diagnosed with brief psychotic disorder, which mental health professionals believed was stress-induced, as Alaina was a full-time Ph.D. student. Later in the same year, Alaina's diagnosis changed to bipolar I disorder. While she did not complete her Ph.D. program, she is currently in school for ultrasound, and she will begin a master's program in health administration in the fall of 2021. If you would like to know more about Alaina, you can follow her blog at www.thebipolarbuzz.com and subscribe to her YouTube channel, Alaina Raquel. -Alaina If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites. You can also find me on the following websites to book your interview, ask questions, and reach out to me. www.jamesedgarskye.me Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
54:13
April 4, 2021
The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Colleen
Episode Description  Colleen Burns Durda is a self-described debut memoirist, aspiring humorist, and actual homemaker. She lives outside of Minneapolis, MN. Her mental health journey began thirty-one years ago when she was brought to an emergency room after suffering a psychotic break. She was immediately diagnosed as having manic depression, the former name of bipolar affective disorder. Colleen believes strongly in mental health advocacy and hopes through telling her story, more people will accept and own their individual mental health journeys. Her book, The Second: A Memoir of Love and Commitment, will be published June 22, 2021. You can contact her through her author website and her blog, Colleen’s Corner.  ColleenBurnsDurda.com and TheSecondAMemoir.com  If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites. You can also find me on the following websites to book your interview, ask questions, and reach out to me. www.jamesedgarskye.me Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
01:13:32
March 28, 2021
Bullying and Mental Health
Episode Description  The episode before you is perhaps the most critical topic I have will cover on The Bipolar Writer Podcast. It is the most talked about, and today I want to share my experience and thoughts on the subject. I think other than my posts on suicide, bullying, and mental health is vital to ending the stigma surrounding mental illness. Writing my memoir has made me realize a lot of things. If I had talked to my parents about how deep my depression was at fourteen, I might have gotten the help I needed. I struggled so much because I left things unsaid. It was until I was in my early twenties before it got so out of control that I chose to commit suicide. Join me as I discuss bullying and mental health. If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites. You can also find me on the following websites to book your interview, ask questions, and reach out to me. www.jamesedgarskye.me Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
42:05
March 22, 2021
The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Krystal
Episode Description  Hi, my name is Kristina. I’m diagnosed with Bipolar type 2 and Borderline Personality Disorder. Growing up I experienced depression, low self-esteem, eating disorder behavior, and self-injury. I always poured myself into academics and was able to get into my first-choice school. I starting my college journey attending a small, private university in New York studying aerospace engineering. I started abusing alcohol and one night while drinking I overdosed on Tylenol PM. I had to go to the hospital and after I started going to therapy. A few weeks later I cut myself while I was drunk. My school decided that it wasn’t safe for me to stay on campus, so I was forced to take a medical leave of absence and go into treatment. That is when I got my diagnosis, 2005. After that first psychiatric hospitalization, I decided to transfer to a university in Alabama.  I made the move and brought my psych meds with me. I had a counselor on campus and phone appointments with my psychiatrist in Vermont. But the meds made me tired which made it hard to study, so I decided to stop taking my medication. I was actually OK for a little while and I even got married in 2006 when I was 20. After I got married, I transferred schools again because my husband got a job in a different city, I lived off-campus and poured myself into academics. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Latin American Studies and International Business in 2008. After graduating, I lost all the structure that was keeping me together. My mental health declined and I had to be hospitalized. This was a very dark, scary time. I was too depressed to move. When I wasn’t depressed, I was really, really mean to my husband. I would scream at him and spit on him and tell him that I hated him. When he would start to walk away, I would start crying and tell him how much I loved him. This was very confusing for him. I also stopped eating and lost too much weight. I went to hospitals and treatment centers all over the country. A specialized mood disorder program in Arizona, eating disorder residential in Nashville, a Christian residential program In Louisiana…it was all very expensive. The stress of me being gone for so long was really hard on my marriage... If you need the full biography of Kristina you can reach out. If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites. You can also find me on the following websites to book your interview, ask questions, and reach out to me. www.jamesedgarskye.me Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
27:36
March 16, 2021
The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Gavin
Episode Description  Gavin M Hicks is an American ex-pat living in Germany with his wife and two children. He has bipolar 2 disorder and a twenty-year history of mental illness. He has a Ph.D. in German Studies, is a published author, and writes prose and poetry about his experiences with bipolar in his blog "Bipolar and the Buddha." Gavin's blog is here: https://bipolarandthebuddha.wordpress.com  If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites. You can also find me on the following websites to book your interview, ask questions, and reach out to me. www.jamesedgarskye.me Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
01:17:01
March 10, 2021
My Life Coaching Experience Part One in the Life Coaching Experience Series
Episode Description  The episode is part one, and the first series on The Bipolar Writer Podcast called My Life Coaching Experience. In this episode, I discuss why life coaching with Kim Johnson and Grounds For Clarity LLC is for everyone. I also discuss my experiences that began from my weekend retreat, having that one conversation with Kim, committing to a four-month-long life coaching journey, investing in myself and my first two weeks.   Have a conversation by reaching out to Kim through email @ groundsforclarity@protonmail.com Kim's Grounds for Clarity Podcast can be found here: https://anchor.fm/kim-johnson23  If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites. You can also find me on the following websites to book your interview, ask questions, and reach out to me. www.jamesedgarskye.me Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
53:00
March 3, 2021
The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Aby
Episode Description Desiree Loeven- pen name Aby Kittiwake- mother of 3 and married for over 18 years, writes poetry and fosters animals in her spare time.  She belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and her faith means everything to her.  She is diagnosed with ADHD, Major Depressive Disorder, and C-PTSD. If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites. You can also find me on the following websites to book your interview, ask questions, and reach out to me. www.jamesedgarskye.me Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
01:07:50
February 26, 2021
The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Jessica
Episode Description Hi, my name is Jess, I’m a Latina in my mid 30’s I’m a mom & wife, and I am diagnosed with GAD & Panic disorder. It’s an honor to be on here to speak my truths about my mental health & advocate for this movement with James. I want to continue to break the stigmas about mental illness among our communities of people of color. I have my blog called She’s Hiatus. It's my muse of self-expression through my writing from poetry, my life experiences & fictional pieces. I'm also introducing a movement called “she’s hiatus,” which serves as a reminder that it’s essential to stop & smell the roses. Life is full of hustle & bustle. We need to allow ourselves to go hiatus to work on ourselves, do things that we enjoy, be present with ourselves & loved ones by keeping those moments simple, private & just BE.  Learning how to find balance in life and especially managing our virtual life nowadays is so important for our mental health & overall well-being since it can be so time-consuming. I also feature a remarkable collection of stories from amazing & brave women called “Her Story.” This collective brings a voice to women of color that share their personal life experiences with me & the world. This ongoing project holds great sentimental value with me & it’s an honor to be part of it.  Please follow my blog & IG: www.sheshiatus.com  @sheshiatus  Check out my piece called “Violent waves,” which perfectly describes a panic attack in my perspective in the link below.  https://sheshiatus.com/2020/08/14/violent-waves/  If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites. You can also find me on the following websites to book your interview, ask questions, and reach out to me. www.jamesedgarskye.me www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
01:09:17
February 21, 2021
Day 47: How is it going?
Episode Description 47 days. That is how many days have passed since January 1st, 2021, and I rededicated to sobriety. Today was one of those I hate because there is a lot of self-doubts, self-loathing, and above all, guilt for reaching out to people. It is not my way. I wanted to share some thoughts and where I am when I recorded this episode, which is not a great place. I am here and doing my best, but the pull to alcohol and feeling alone is strong on day 47. Come along for a listen and maybe hear the pain I am in right now and know that you are not alone.  James Edgar Skye  If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites. You can also find me on the following websites to book your interview, ask questions, and reach out to me. www.jamesedgarskye.me Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
29:04
February 17, 2021
2020 - James' Year in Review
Episode Description  I wanted to share my experiences as James Edgar Skye with the ups, the downs, even the negatives and positives of life. I shared what I went through, which was a lot in 2020, with my mother's loss in December 2019, and it changed my world. I still went through immense pain, and I am trying my best to continue to work on my inner I with living in the now. Life coaching was a major part and was suicidal thoughts that I endured. I felt the feels and was more vulnerable to others outside of me than at any point on this journey.  Join me as I talk about what 2020 meant to me, The Bipolar Writer and James Edgar Skye. If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites. You can also find me on the following websites to book your interview, ask questions, and reach out to me. www.jamesedgarskye.me Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
01:10:42
February 15, 2021
How 2021 is Going So Far?
Episode Description I wanted to share a conscious thought episode that will not be a part of the 50 episodes planned in the first season. This is one of those that is just me, the mic, and the audience. Enjoy! If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites You can also find me on the following websites to book your interview, ask questions, and reach out to me. www.jamesedgarskye.me Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
31:38
February 11, 2021
The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Isami
Episode Description  I am honored to share the story of fellow mental health advocate, Isami. I have known Isami, followed her work, and worked with her before. It is incredible to see how she has grown within her mental illness journey since I met her in 2017. I wrote a feature article about Isami in 2018 for The Bipolar Writer Blog. Now, it is my great honor to give a voice to her story on my podcast and catch up with how she is doing today. I have seen amazing things that Isami has done with her mental health advocacy work, and I know you will enjoy this interview. You can find Isami's work here: https://www.facebook.com/mentalhealthisami Her website is here: https://www.isamidaehn.com/ Isami's other social Media Tiktok: mentalhealthisami   Instagram: mentalhealthisami James If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites You can also find me on the following websites to book your interview, ask questions, and reach out to me. www.jamesedgarskye.me Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
01:15:29
February 10, 2021
The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Brittany
Episode Description   I want to welcome all audiences from around the world to The Bipolar Writer Podcast season one, episode thirteen. Today I get to share a story from Ontario, Canada, and her story of dealing with Bipolar One and Generalized Anxiety. Please listen to Brittany's story of her diagnosis came about, her history, and above all, her unique story. Her journey is her own, and it is always an honor to share the community's stories. Thank you, Brittany, for being a guest.  If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites You can also find me on the following websites to book your interview, ask questions, and reach out to me. www.jamesedgarskye.me Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
51:00
February 5, 2021
Cutting and Self-Harm - Why So Serious?
Episode Details  \*disclaimer\* I am not advocating that cutting is right or wrong. For some people, like myself, it is just a way you have to live with when emotional pain becomes unbearable for a good portion of my life. This subject means the world to me. When I look at the scars on my arm, it is a constant reminder of who I was and how far I have come since I was a teenager. It’s a sensitive subject, but I would rather talk about it than push it to the side. Here is my story of how cutting and self-harm was a major part of my life.  James Edgar Skye  If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites You can also find me on the following websites to book your interview, ask questions, and reach out to me. www.jamesedgarskye.me www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
49:37
January 31, 2021
The Bipolar Writer Podcast - Interview with Kim
Episode Eleven   Today's episode features an interview with the founder of Grounds for Clarity, Kim Johnson. Kim comes on The Bipolar Writer Podcast at my behest to share her story like all the interviewees that come on and share what she does for a living (life coaching) and sharing her wisdom. Doubt can always creep into our lives, and it can be hard to move on from the past. Kim discusses many essential topics connected to these things that include LivingWorks and how one conversation with her is perhaps what you are looking for right now, in the mental illness community like myself. I have firsthand experience with Kim's brand of life coaching, and it has helped me be aware of life around me, be open to feelings and emotions, be vulnerable, find ways to live in the now, and work on the inner I. What is unique is that life coaching is not telling you what you need but instead giving you the tools you already have within you.    Have a conversation by reaching out to Kim through email @ groundsforclarity@protonmail.com   Kim's Grounds for Clarity Podcast can be found here: https://anchor.fm/kim-johnson23  For ASIST Suicide Prevention Training Program | LivingWorks please visit here: https://www.livingworks.net/asist. If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites You can also find me on the following websites to book your interview, ask questions, and reach out to me. www.jamesedgarskye.me www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
01:30:09
January 26, 2021
My Dark Passenger - What it Looks Like Today
Episode Details I wanted to share this small piece about today, January 23th, 2021, that I felt the darkest of thoughts, but I am still here.  If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites. www.jamesedgarskye.me www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
40:17
January 23, 2021
The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Yun From Malaysia
Episode Description  Welcome to episode ten of The Bipolar Writer Podcast. All episodes on this podcast, especially those that are interviews, mean the world to me, but today I got to do my first international interview with someone I know from Malaysia! Yun is someone I met through my blog, and I got to know a bit about her through Zoom group interviews on mental health and mental illness. Yun shares how culturally different the approach to mental illness is in Malaysia and how her diagnosis has affected her life. Yun's story is an amazing one, so please be welcoming to my guest.  James Edgar Skye If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye  The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye.  Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites. www.jamesedgarskye.me  https://thebipolarwriter.blog  www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye  www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye  Purchase my books at:  https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
53:17
January 20, 2021
Let's Talk about Alcoholism and Mental Health - James' Story
Episode Nine  This is one of those episodes that makes me happy as it is just me, the mic, the ideas in my head, and you, the audience. On January 1st, 2021, I recommitted to my sobriety after losing five years after my mother's death. Alcoholism has a history in my life, and I discuss how it came into my life, how it is not great to mix alcoholism with mental illness, how I used alcohol as a coping mechanism, and so much more. What I want from these episodes is to learn through my own experiences, and if it reaches one person, then that is okay. I have done what I set out to do.  It is my hope for The Bipolar Writer Podcast to become fully listener-supported. You can become a supporter of the podcast here.  You can also support the podcast by clicking the button below where you can buy me a coffee. This also goes towards future writing projects. I also have a Patreon that you can find below, and some of the tiers come with some fantastic things like a mug once you’re a supporter for three months. This also goes towards writing projects, so please, if you can, become a supporter of James Edgar Skye and The Bipolar Writer brand. As Patron and Buy me Coffee grows, I will be adding amazing things like free books for the two that I have written, one is my memoir and my novella, both in the mental illness realm. Info on James Edgar Skye If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites. www.jamesedgarskye.me https://thebipolarwriter.blog www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
01:03:47
January 15, 2021
The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Maria
This is episode eight of The Bipolar Writer Podcast. Episode Description My name is Maria Teresa Pratico aka Ladysag77. I'm a woman walking this journey of life in truth having liberated my authentic spirit which has freed my soul. I use my sensibilities as superpowers and the power of my love fuels my magic as a shamanic healer. Living life as a creative force assists my soul's purpose while I express myself through writing poetry, hosting a blog, dancing, painting, and practicing yoga. My motto is "Triumphing over Trauma". In 2011, I first became aware that I needed to reconnect with my soul after a suicide attempt. I started my journey of healing by 1st exploring my mental and emotional health, being diagnosed with CPTSD, which led to a more spiritual approach where I find myself today. There are many routes one can take that lead to the soul. No matter what, I never give up on myself. I can now say that I love myself and my spirit is finally free from cover. Unraveling the conditioning and programming continues to take introspection and will never cease. Life is beautiful once you decide to discover what your soul truly came here to do. Mine is to spread love, kindness, and help heal humanity one heart at a time. I hold long-distance sessions and can be contacted by email at mariaswan120917@gmail.com.  I also host a blog about my journey at https://www.emotionalmusings.com I have written 4 books of poetry available on Amazon. "Emotional Musings," "My Soul's Language," "My Heart's Song" and "My Soul's Light https://linktr.ee/Ladysag77 In light and in shadow, always with love paypal.me/tinyd9 Maria Teresa Pratico-Swanson If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites. www.jamesedgarskye.me https://thebipolarwriter.blog www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
01:11:44
January 10, 2021
The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Tiffany
This is episode seven of The Bipolar Writer Podcast. In this interview episode, it is an honor to have Tiffany on my podcast. New to a diagnosis this summer, Tiffany has dealt with her own childhood trauma and working through it to get to a point where her diagnosis became PTSD and Persistent Depressive Disorder. We discuss life living with a mental illness, how childhood trauma tends to affect us in the mental illness community, how it is to share her story, and living in a pandemic world with a mental illness. Tiffany talks about mental illness being heredity and how her nephew is the light and reason to live each day. Join us as we take a journey through Tiffany's story.  You can find Tiffany's blog at https://iffybiffy.com If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites. www.jamesedgarskye.me https://thebipolarwriter.blog www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebo
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January 6, 2021
Men's Mental Health - Why Are Men Not Talking More About Their Mental Health?
This is episode six of The Bipolar Writer Podcast. Men's mental health is something that, in my experience, is not talked about as much as I think we need it to be because if we are to end the stigma. More men need to step up and share their stories. In this episode, I explore some of the reasons I could not share an experience in my life, but now I am more willing after going through life coaching in 2020. I will explore all the aspects of this critical topic. Please join me, The Bipolar Writer and James Edgar Skye, in episode six of season one of The Bipolar Writer Podcast.  If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye  The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye.  Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites.  www.jamesedgarskye.me  https://thebipolarwriter.blog  www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye  www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye  Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
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December 30, 2020
The Bipolar Writer's Interview with Bri
In the episode, I got the honor of interviewing Bri, a mental health advocate and a blogger. In the interview, she tells us about her mental illness and shares her journey from its origins to today, where she deals with a plethora of diagnoses daily. We discuss how the pandemic has changed mental illness, how she deals with medications, the different diagnoses, the people in her life that make her happy, and what she thinks about the stigma surrounding mental illness, including borderline personality disorder. You can find Bri on her blog The babbles of an Unquiet Mind. The address is www.livethebabblesofanunquietmind.wordpress.com.  Bri has allowed me to share her contact email to send her a message to talk any time at bbear30197@gmail.com.  If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself.  You can also find me on the following websites.  www.jamesedgarskye.me  https://thebipolarwriter.blog  www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye  www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye  Purchase my books at:  https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
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December 25, 2020
Let's Talk about Suicide
Fair warning, this will be a different approach than I have ever taken in the time since this blog became a reality. My approach to suicide as it has been in the past changed in October. Suicide is a challenging subject to talk about, and if you are not ready for what I will write here, you may want to stop reading any further. There is nothing wrong or right with suicide. It just is something that happens. I told you it would be different. In this episode, we discuss the taboo and often overlooked topic of suicide. I take a different perspective than what I have written on my blog before and share some great resources that can help. Tune in for a riveting podcast in this fourth episode of The Bipolar Writer Podcast. For ASIST Suicide Prevention Training Program | LivingWorks please visit here: https://www.livingworks.net/asist If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites. www.jamesedgarskye.me https://thebipolarwriter.blog www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks
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December 20, 2020
Living A Year Without My Mother - Grieving, Suicide, Life Coaching and Taking Responsibility
In this episode, I explore the last year of my life, from the start of my mother's death on December 15, 2019, to the first anniversary today. I talk about how I was not living life to many months to opening up in Life coaching, living through a suicide plan, suicidal thoughts, depression, and find my way in this life. I talk about as much as possible with what I experienced this year. It is an honor to share this episode when I celebrate my mom’s extraordinary life that she had, and although she is no longer here, she will always be in my heart. One correction at the end of the episode I said December 19th but it was of course December 15th that was the anniversary. If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye.  Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites.  www.jamesedgarskye.me  https://thebipolarwriter.blog  Become a Patron!  Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Jamesedgarskye
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December 16, 2020
James Edgar Skye's Introduction
A quick introduction to James Edgar Skye and The Bipolar Writer Podcast. If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find him through the QR code below or visit at https://linqapp.com/james_skye You can also find me on the following websites. www.jamesedgarskye.me https://thebipolarwriter.blog www.patreon.com/jamesedgarskye
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December 12, 2020
The Bipolar Writer Interview with Grounds for Clarity LCC Founder
This podcast is a previously recorded interview with Kim Johnson, the founder of Grounds For Clarity LLC. In this episode, we talk about suicide, life coaching, and what Grounds for Clarity does for those like James, who have lived with suicide in the mental illness community. This interview talks about LIVINGWORKS ASSIST, and we discuss dealing with the challenging topic of suicide and suicidal thoughts in the now moments, and how the safety plan was the most incredible experience while feeling suicidal. You can contact her @ groundsforclarity@protonmail.com For ASIST Suicide Prevention Training Program | LivingWorks, please visit here: https://www.livingworks.net/asist You can find all my social media here: https://linqapp.com/james_skye Purchase my Memoir and other books here: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Jamesedgarskye
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November 18, 2020