Sasha Kildare, an educator, is at work on a memoir of mania, depression, addiction, and recovery—she blogs about storytelling at DrivenToTellStories.com.

Blogs and Articles

Staying Stable During a Job Hunt

Sasha Kildare
November 1, 2009

Searching for a job can be triggering for your bipolar disorder. Here are 10 tips for making sure you maintain stability while unemployed. By Sasha Kildare   The challenge of finding a job that more than pays the rent can drag down anyone’s mood. However, the uncertainty, lack of structure and financial pressures that characterize...

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Bipolar & Overeating: Shedding Pounds & Gaining Wisdom

Sasha Kildare
May 17, 2009

Sometimes bipolar medication comes with weight gain, so we have some tips on how to keep the weight off and your mood up. I used to blame my mood stabilizer for tripling my dress size. Medication was not the only factor, but I believed it alone was responsible. I lamented my sluggish metabolism while consoling myself with chocolate chip cookies. At 18,...

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Bipolar Disorder Recovery & Rehabilitation Programs

Sasha Kildare
January 1, 2008

Psychiatric rehabilitation programs are there to help you— even if it takes you a while to realize it. By Sasha Faynor   In October 1988, a shelter’s social worker tricked me into a psychiatric evaluation at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital. I learned firsthand why Bellevue had earned its place as the most popular punch...

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