Diagnosis: Bipolar Disorder

Kitt O’Malley over at posted the following information, along with her wonderfully done video in which she discusses her own battle with Bipolar Disorder and offers encouragement to those newly diagnosed.   Watch her excellent video!

Kitt writes: “Healthline launched a video campaign called “You’ve Got This” where we who live with bipolar disorder can make a short video offering hope and inspiration to those recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder.” Healthline also makes a contribution to charity for each video submitted.

This is my contribution.  It is an effort to show one possible “gift” Bipolar Disorder gives– the gift of creativity.  And though it sometimes seems as if the medications for BPD cut down on our creativity, actually they make it possible for us Bipolars to organize our thoughts and execute  whatever creative works we are inspired to do.  You may just have to listen a little harder to the quiet voice within.  Don’t worry.  It is there.  And with medication you actually have a chance of following through on your ideas.

The video at top is a small sampling of my work that would not have been born without my being Bipolar.


11 responses

  1. For everything in life, God has a reason.

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    August 22, 2014 at 11:01 AM

  2. Ellen, your work is so stunning that it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you.

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    August 22, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    • Oh, Kitt, you are a most wonderful fan!! Maybe Bipolars like Bipolar art… thanks so much!

      On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 11:49 AM, MOONSIDE wrote:


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      August 22, 2014 at 1:25 PM

      • You don’t have to be (have) bipolar to recognize great art. I love your use of intense color.


        August 22, 2014 at 3:16 PM

      • Gee, thank you, Kitt! Not used to that kind of compliment. You sure are a good audience!!

        On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 3:16 PM, MOONSIDE wrote:


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        August 22, 2014 at 3:29 PM

  3. Dearest Ellen, I would like to follow the words of Kitt O’Malley. Many people would like to be bipolar if they had your talent which is really wonderful. Warmest regards Mitza


    August 22, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    • Thank you, Mitza!! Much appreciated. Maybe this will get me back in the studio again. All my energies are in the blog right now. I hope you can get drawing time when you are listening to the waves at the shore in Greece. Best regards, Ellen

      On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 12:08 PM, MOONSIDE wrote:



      August 22, 2014 at 1:26 PM

      • Dear Ellen, so many comments get lost in my blog. Thanks for your good wishes. Hope that I will recover a bit in Greece. Have a nice sunday, warmest regards Mitza


        August 24, 2014 at 12:13 PM

  4. Willy Nilly

    The greatest art and literature of mankind was unlocked by minds that found a unique path to connect their spirit to the medium they chose. It is the gift, often overlooked, until one looks at the artist’s work and feels their struggle through their wide eyes. And then, we connect. Your art is stunning and meaningful in the beautiful way you use the contrast of softly blended color.


    August 23, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    • Willy Nilly, thank you so much for such a splendid and generous comment. Means a lot! Happy weekend to you, Ellen

      Liked by 1 person

      August 23, 2014 at 3:49 PM

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