Wendy Williamson had her first manic episode while studying at Virginia Tech, eight weeks before graduation. It was then she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder type I. After being downsized from corporate America, Wendy wrote her memoir of honesty and hope entitled I’m Not Crazy Just Bipolar. She co-wrote her second book: Two Bipolar Chicks Guide to Survival: Tips for Living With Bipolar Disorder with author Honora Rose. Wendy writes for BPHope.com and The The Huffington Post. She has written for: BP Magazine, Bipolar Disorder for Dummies: 2nd Edition and The Two River Times. Her book has been reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly and National Alliance on Mental Illness’ The Advocate. Wendy is the founder of The Red Bank Writers Group and has been interviewed on over forty radio stations worldwide. Catch up with Wendy on Twitter and at her website.

Blogs and Articles

Suicide, Robin Williams, The Quilt and Me

Wendy K. Williamson
August 20, 2014

It’s that time of year for me to reflect, and the news of Robin Williams’ suicide reminded of my anniversary. While the world had their reaction and reflection of his death, in the bipolar community, we had our own, unique perspective. His death, at least to me, brought up painful memories. It reminded me of...

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Simply the Best: Getting the Top Psychiatrist You Can Afford

Wendy K. Williamson
August 6, 2014

I don’t know about you, but I have been to some real wing-dinger psychiatrists. Once I was on nine medications at a local clinic. Then, there was the the psychiatrist who made me journal – and read them – finally confessing “you’re like a daughter to me.” Creepy!  I’ll never forget the one who wouldn’t...

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Meditation Take Two

Wendy K. Williamson
July 24, 2014

I have come to love meditation. I know, I know, I wrote about it last post already; but I cannot praise it enough. I stumbled on it last year when needed it. I mentioned I found a free meditation series and joined in on the fun. Why not? I was searching for something like this...

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Is Meditation for Kooks? Okay Then, Call Me One

Wendy K. Williamson
July 9, 2014

I used to think meditation was for kooks.  As a child, I stumbled on my biological father’s mini-shrine one visit. He said, “don’t go in there.” Naturally my sister and I did the minute he went upstairs and we were aghast at his shrine – complete with pillows on the floor, beads, altar and mini-Buddhas....

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Perfectionism Disaster

Wendy K. Williamson
June 25, 2014

I have this little problem called perfectionism. You wouldn’t know it by inspecting my closet, office, or by the haphazard way I have my shoes at the door. However, I assure you it rears its ugly head in the oddest of ways.   And here’s the problem. Perfectionism is dangerous for those of us with...

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Positive Thinking: Are Negative Thoughts Holding You Back?

Wendy K. Williamson
June 12, 2014

My greatest change, noticed by myself and others, was when I made continual, positive shifts to improve my thinking. Haven’t we heard the words “positive thinking” about a thousand times? I know I have. There are countless books on it, the authors with their happy faces, bright clothing and winner smiles. I may roll my...

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