• My Privilege Keeps Me Alive

    17 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    I had a bipolar episode recently. Like Quentin Coldwater says in “The Magicians ,” sometimes my brain breaks. It started slowly: I argued too much with people on Facebook. Then I argued too much with people in real life. A sense of inevitable doom closed in, served with a side of debilitating anxiety. When the pills began to look more useful as an entire bottle than as a dosage , I called my husband and my psychiatrist, begging my way into an appointment that day. Clearly, I needed mental health care.
    My husband talked to me, pretending he was between classes. He kept talking until he...
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