Thursday, April 21, 2011

Taken from
Those who are diagnosed with bipolar II are more likely to relapse than those with bipolar I. Their episodes of depression, mania or hypomania are often shorter than the episodes experienced by those with bipolar I but tend to return more often, according to Calabrese. It’s also far more common to relapse into depression than into mania or hypomania. Calabrese estimates that in bipolar II, there is a 40-to-1 ratio of depression to mania; the ratio of depression to mania drops to 3-to-1 in bipolar I.

“The key to recovery is a low tolerance for relapse,” says Calabrese.

“Relapse is self-perpetuating; once it happens, the more likely it is to happen again.”

“You can never say that someone with bipolar disorder has had their last episode; relapse is part of the illness,”

“Relapse is self-perpetuating; once it happens, the more likely it is to happen again.”

I need to remember this

This is so funny

Sunday, April 17, 2011

(Black Swan - the monster in Nina's head)
I was relating some scenes from the movie, Black Swan to my friend whom I got to know from the Depression Support Group.
I was telling her that I was very impressed with the Director's creativity in illustrating the mental anguish.
Before I could even get to the climax, she begged me to stop.
She couldn't handle it. I know that anybody who suffers from mental illness could personally understand the suffering of Natalie Portman's character.
But I didn't know it'd disturb her so much. I'm sorry.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Some of My Favorite One Liners.

  • I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.

  • You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice. Laugh at your problems, everybody else does.

  • Fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity.

  • I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

  • If winning isn't everything why do they keep score?

  • This girl rang me up one time, she says "come over, nobody is home", I went over, no one was home!

  • Depression is just anger without enthusiasm.

  • The shinbone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.

  • Before you insult a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you insult him, you'll be a mile away, and have his shoes.

  • We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

  • Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand.

  • Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.

  • Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

  • I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather.. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car
Read about this poor chap here---ttp://

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I watched Black Swan.
It affected me in a very personal level.
I really understood the psychological scenes because I had experienced it myself.
As I how I had mentioned to my friend,
"Other 'normal' people would just find it weird, or vague, but to me, it was very scary. Like reliving my scariest moments".

Like what the review in Guardian.Co.Uk calls it, - "a psychological horror, quite mad and often really scary"