Author Archives: ourlivedexperience

The End- When Our Lived Experience goes to sleep

Our Lived Experience closes its doors I hate it when I receive emails that start off with “It is with great sadness…” So, I refuse to start this post with […]

Understanding Bipolar Disorder – All The Facts

A great article to read: Understanding Bipolar Disorder by Ilse Watson, guest blogger on Our Lived Experience.  

World Suicide Prevention Day- Goodbye Ulla

Hello everyone, I never imagined that a day would come where I had to say goodbye to one of my colleagues. I never imagined that I would sit on my […]

An Invitation: JOIN ME on SEPT 10th to Honour ULLA’s Death

Originally posted on My Spanglish Familia:
Dear WordPress Community I am overcome with grief upon learning of Blahpolar’s death. I assume, many of you are too. Please join me and…

Submission: Whispers from Shadow

Working in a health facility I so often witness how badly the people working there treat or rather approach people who have mental disorders. “Ignore that man. He’s a ‘psy’ patient. […]

[Submission]: Welcome, Shadow!

Shadow inboxed me on my Facebook page asking about support structures for someone who has bipolar disorder. I convinced them to write about their struggles. We really hope we’ll hear more […]

[Submission]: The Bipolar University by Wilton Schereka

The Bipolar University- Wilton Schereka  I am hesitant as I begin to write this. I have already been marked by the university as a trouble maker, provoking for change on […]

I’m married to a Bipolaroid…

Originally posted on Recruit's Story:
I’ve been wanting to write a post about being married to a bipolar disorder sufferer. Wait, sufferer is not the correct word… Anyway, the…

Bipolar, we’re calling YOU out!

Do you live with bipolar disorder in South Africa? Are you diagnosed with the illness or are you a supporter? Are you struggling to keep your head above water? Or […]

Suicide Prevention in SA

Worried about suicidal messages online? Click here By Pieter van Zyl on June 19, 2016 “I can’t go on like this any more. The light at the end of the […]