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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 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
52:15
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
1:02:45
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
1:10:42
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
53:35
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
56:30
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
54:13
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
50:37
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
1:05:06
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
22:43
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
50:31
November 18, 2020