I Wish You a Merry Podcast

On my 60th birthday, October 4, 2018, I was fortunate enough to be interviewed for a podcast on Christopher Snider’s show Just Talking.

We discussed my dealings with mental illness and how they have helped me become an advocate for others in understanding the illness and fighting the stigma that surrounds it even still.

The podcast was published on Christopher’s sight on December 25th, 2019. I hope you enjoy it. 

A note: the gravelly voice and pauses in my speech are parts of who I am thanks to my illnesses and what has happened as a result. 

Lydia

Just Talking Podcast

Lydia Beier joins me for a conversation about living with depression and bipolar disorder, the challenges and opportunities that come with battling mental health stigma, and the value of starting a conversation to make a difference in people’s lives.

Keep up with Lydia at beinglydia.com and chronicillnessbloggers.com.

Run Time – 26:58

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Reblog – How My Loud Bipolar Whispers (and a music video)

This is one of the best posts or articles I have ever read on the subject of bipolar. It is loud and it does whisper and with a lot of hard work, you can come to a point of recovery. And this version of “The Sound of Silence” is one of my favorites!

I totally agree with everything Rebekah says about strength, courage, how it affects relationships and the importance of God in the equation.

This is definitely worth the read.

Lydia!

My Loud Whispers of Hope

“My loud b;polar

roars fear, anger and sorrow

and whispers hope, inspiration and love

at the same time.”

~written by Susan Walz

If you ever wondered about the title of my blog, My Loud Bipolar Whispers, I will explain it the best I can…

The definition of loud is producing or capable of producing much noise and is easily audible; with a great deal of volume. Synonyms for loud are noisy, deafening, roaring, thunderous and powerful.

The definition of whisper is speak very softly using one’s breath without one’s vocal cords, especially for the sake of privacy. The synonyms for whisper are murmur, mumble and hiss.

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In simplest terms bipolar disorder is a mental disorder (or as I like to refer to it as a brain disease) marked by alternating periods of elation and depression. Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional…

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Two Creative People Lost To Suicide This Week

Trigger Warning: There are several mentions of suicide and mental illness.  (Photo: Getty Images/Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle) There is no secret to the link between genius/creativity and mental illness. In history Vincent Van Gough, Albert Einstein, Patty Duke, Sir Isaak Newton, Kurt Cobain, Robin Williams, Demi, Lavatto, Michael Phelps, and way too many more …