I often have people ask me what it’s like to live with Bipolar Disorder; It’s hard to explain the feelings that accompany a catastrophic low or the euphoria that signals hypomania. In my opinion, the most realistic summary is written by Psychiatry Professor, Kay Redfield-Jamison, in her book ‘An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods … More Living With Bipolar Disorder
Today, on World Bipolar Day, I’m reminded of the words of Carl Jung: ‘The one who learns to live with his incapacity has learned a great deal’. We all live with incapacity to some degree, not just those who live with a Bipolar diagnosis. Adapting to it, and finding meaning and self-transcendence in it, and … More World Bipolar Day: Living Beyond Limitations
The mental health provision in North Korea is truly shocking. In my bipolar blog – ‘an uneasy awakening’ I explore some of the issues that confront those struggling with mental illness in this isolated country. Bipolar In North Korea: A Frightening Prospect?.
On Saturday 13th July the publisher (The Crystal Bard Press) will be offering the kindle edition of my second book – Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey – as a free download via Amazon. ‘Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey is a collection of abstract art, photography and poems by Scott Peddie, a minister and scientist who, … More Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey
Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey is a collection of abstract art, photography and poems by Scott Peddie, a minister and scientist who, after years of suffering from depression, has recently been diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder. The poetry, which is often agonising, always tender and thoughtful, reflects Scott’s experience of living with this complex condition and … More Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey
From the website of the publisher of my new book: The Crystal Bard Press are delighted to have published Scott Peddie’s new book Embracing Imperfection, a collection of poetry inspired by his experiences of bipolar affective disorder. Scott is a scientist and Christian minister whose wide and deep concerns include contemplative prayer and social justice as … More Embracing Imperfection
The Crystal Bard Press has published an anthology of my poetry which deals with living with bipolar disorder. You can find more information on how to purchase the book by visiting my bipolar blog here: Embracing Imperfection: An Anthology of Poetry.
From my bipolar blog: As part of my journey through art therapy, I’ve been reflecting on my time working as a marine biologist, eventually trying my hand at drawing two of my favourite fish – the Trout and the Angel Fish. As always, I’ve introduced an abstract element to each……quite what it means will require … More Bipolar Art!…….Revisited
I’ve uploaded the latest piece of my ‘bipolar art’ on my other blog site ‘An Uneasy Awakening’. Click on the link below to access it: Bipolar Art!.
Here is a short poem I’ve written and uploaded to my blog on living with bipolar disorder: Within the Realms of Unreality.