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RECOVERY starts with knowledge. I can't emphasize this enough.

My name is John McManamy. I am an award-winning mental health journalist and author. I have dedicated the last 17 years of my life to researching and writing on depression and bipolar disorder for people like yourself - patients and loved ones. I know where you are coming from. I am also a patient, as well as a loved one.

Here, you will find some 100 articles, plus 26 videos, that will give you greater insight into your thoughts and feelings and behaviors and help you make your own choices in getting well and staying well. Thanks for stopping by. Jump in wherever you like ...

 

 


FEATURED ARTICLES

Really a Cycling Illness

Episodes get all the attention, but ...

 

Normal - Over-rated

Normal may be safe, but is neither desirable nor ideal.

Lincoln's Depressions

His unremitting despair and long string of failures steeled his character.

The Whole Bipolar Sex Thing

Why bipolars make the best lovers - and the worst.

 

Smart Meds Practices

Meds are a complement to your recovery, not the other way around.

FEATURED VIDEOS

Bipolar Stuff in the Shack with John and Maggie

 

 



ARTICLE CATEGORIES

 

TEN ARTICLE categories covering all facets of depression and bipolar. Each category contains between 10 and 30 articles. Click on any link below to get started. If you get lost or disoriented, use the navigation bar to return to this page. Don't forget to bookmark this page.

 

mood

Mood

What we need to know about feeling bad, good, or too good for our own good - or stessed or anxious or not thinking right. The stuff your doctors tell you.


behavior

Behavior

The things that are right and wrong with us, what holds us back and what makes us shine. Introversion, creativity, exuberance, anger, love, lust, and much more.


treatment

Treatment

Smart meds strategies, talking therapies, ECT, and supplements.


recovery

Recovery

Strategies for leading a disciplined life in order to achieve a satisfying life. Mindfulness, diet, excercise, sleep, spirituality, yoga, meditation, and more.


science

Science

We open up the hood to see what makes us tick and tock. Genes, biology, environment, plus all your favorite neurons.


issues

Issues

There are things we need to change and things we need to accept. We need to be talking about all of them.


famous

Famous

All your favorites, from Marilyn to Van Gogh to Lincoln to Beethoven to - uh - Hitler.


stories

Stories

My own personal narrative of coping with life on a planet not of my choosing.


populations

Populations

How age, gender, income, family, work, and school impact our mental health.


Relationships

Mental illness poses serious challenges in our relationships. So does chronically normal.

 

 

 

 

ZEN MOMENTS

"Keep close to nature's heart ..." John Muir. Above: Lassen, Sedona, and Anza-Borrego