by The Little B



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Sorrow of a Clown. Ramblings of a Bipolar Sober Chick


The Little B

barbThe pages of my life, ripped to pieces; slowly being bound back together. Just a girl; thriving & recovering despite the stigma of mental health. I am just a simple girl, and I have bipolar 1 disorder with severe depression. I struggle with self-injury, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), Avoidant Personality Disorder, codependency, and I am a survivor of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse; I am also a recovering drug addict. I am a cancer survivor. One thing you should probably know before you read any further, if you haven’t figured it out already, is that I am extremely transparent. I am a Jesus-loving Christian, but I have plenty of flaws and defects, and although I’m not proud of them, I’m not afraid to show them. It means I am human, just as God created me. We all have things to work on. I live in Central Florida and I have 4 amazing (almost grown) children. My 2 boys are 21 and 14, and my 2 girls are 18 and 16. None of them live with me anymore. I have an incredibly long story. Perhaps some of the pieces will fall into words…. here. Winter Park, FL, USA


10 Responses to My Paper Story, Part One. Ramblings of a Bipolar Sober Chick

  1. Darcia Helle says:


    Powerful message, beautifully put together.

  2. liselasalle says:

    What a long and winding road Little B. I am so glad you are sharing your story and message. Help is out there but sometimes people need to be nudged in the right direction because they are so used to hide their pain.

    For every lousy person you met, there are hundreds out there ready to embrace you and ease your pain.

    By the way, the camera loves you. Your eyes and smile speak volume.
    Love and kisses

    • The Little B says:

      It’s easy to hide the pain. You just… learn to. It’s the shame attached to things like this that is really sad. I don’t ever want anyone who has been in this situation to think it was their fault, because it’s so easy to feel that way. Thanks for the compliment about the camera… it didn’t love me very much in the blog after that. LOL. Hugs. :) I do get that a lot about my eye and smile, though, so maybe there is something to it after all! 😉

  3. Rick says:

    Little B – That’s a very moving presentation! You are a very brave person for sharing and revealing your struggles. I’m glad that you’re on the road to recovery. :)

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  5. Kat says:

    I have been dealing with a Bipolar (type2) diagnosis myself. You are not alone…I wish you the best!

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