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Black Bipolar Female

Black Bipolar Female

By Natasha Cobb

Reflections on managing life through mental health struggles to combat stigma.
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May - Mental Health Awareness Month

Black Bipolar Female May 21, 2023

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May - Mental Health Awareness Month

May - Mental Health Awareness Month

Natasha reflects on the idea of Mental Health Awareness month.

May 21, 202305:51
Unheard Of

Unheard Of

What Natasha thinks about her life turning out better than other people expected it to.

May 04, 202305:54
Having My Dad Feels Like A Privilege

Having My Dad Feels Like A Privilege

Natasha reflects on the importance of her dad in her life and her ability to maintain her mental health.

May 01, 202306:26
After I GET UP!

After I GET UP!

Natasha reflects on the importance of her mother's motivation and belief in her ability to make a full recovery.

Apr 18, 202308:16
Eleven Questions - Mariam

Eleven Questions - Mariam

This is Eleven Questions. You talk. We listen. We learn.

Apr 10, 202327:50
Before You (Audio Play)

Before You (Audio Play)

Audio version of Before You - Semi-Finalist in the Queens Short Play Festival.

Apr 04, 202314:31
Eleven Questions - La'Vonnie

Eleven Questions - La'Vonnie

This is eleven questions. You speak. We listen. We learn.

Mar 28, 202306:46
To A Great Psychiatrist: A Poem

To A Great Psychiatrist: A Poem

Natasha reflects on the relationship she had with the psychiatrist who prescribed the medication regime that led to her living a productive life.

Mar 21, 202305:28
Just Once, God, Just Once

Just Once, God, Just Once

Natasha reflects on how her life has changed for the better over time.

Mar 14, 202306:57
Eleven Questions - Jacob

Eleven Questions - Jacob

This is Eleven Questions.  You do not have to have a diagnosis to participate.  You speak.  We listen.  We learn.

Mar 07, 202310:44
Eleven Questions: Natasha

Eleven Questions: Natasha

Eleven Questions - You do not have to have a diagnosis to participate.  You speak.  We listen.  We learn.

Feb 28, 202317:28
What does being black have to do with having bipolar disorder?

What does being black have to do with having bipolar disorder?

Black Bipolar Female restarts with Natasha taking ownership of her story while still working towards figuring out how to manage how people see her and how she sees herself in spite of things she cannot change.

Feb 22, 202306:00
GET UP!

GET UP!

Aunt Sia reflects on how her mom inspired her to move forward in life.

Sep 21, 202205:43
Well Known Stranger

Well Known Stranger

Aunt Sia runs into someone she never thought she would see again.

Sep 14, 202205:19
Balance In The Middle

Balance In The Middle

Aunt Sia reflects on her acceptance of her diagnosis.

Sep 07, 202204:58
TUMS

TUMS

Aunt Sia has an insightful therapy appointment with a pregnant therapist.

Aug 31, 202205:48
The Beginning of Parole

The Beginning of Parole

Aunt Sia's first day at an out patient clinic in the Bronx.

Aug 24, 202206:10
There's No Place Like Home

There's No Place Like Home

Aunt Sia spends her first night at home in New York.

Aug 17, 202206:42
Kay Jamison - An Inspiration

Kay Jamison - An Inspiration

Aunt Sia reflects on how Kay Jamison's An Unquiet Mind helped her believe she could fully recover from bipolar disorder.

Aug 10, 202205:52
Eleven Questions: Joan

Eleven Questions: Joan

This is 11 questions.

You do not have to have an official diagnosis in order to participate.  This is about learning how each of us maintains our mental health regardless of whether or not we are diagnosed with a mental illness.

You do not have to be a black female to participate.  Mental health struggles and mental illness do not discriminate.

Each participant will answer the exact same 11 questions.  But every answer will be real.  Based on true experiences.

Stay Strong.  Stay Healthy.  And Know That You Are Loved.

Aug 03, 202215:58
Eleven Questions: Marcella - Black, Female, 57

Eleven Questions: Marcella - Black, Female, 57

This is 11 questions.

You do not have to have an official diagnosis in order to participate.  This is about learning how each of us maintains our mental health regardless of whether or not we are diagnosed with a mental illness.

You do not have to be a black female to participate.  Mental health struggles and mental illness do not discriminate.

Each participant will answer the exact same 11 questions.  But every answer will be real.  Based on true experiences.

Stay Strong.  Stay Healthy.  And Know That You Are Loved.

Jul 27, 202205:51
Eleven Questions: Racquel - Black, Female, 26

Eleven Questions: Racquel - Black, Female, 26

This is 11 questions.

You do not have to have an official diagnosis in order to participate.  This is about learning how each of us maintains our mental health regardless of whether or not we are diagnosed with a mental illness.

You do not have to be a black female to participate.  Mental health struggles and mental illness do not discriminate.

Each participant will answer the exact same 11 questions.  But every answer will be real.  Based on true experiences.

Stay Strong.  Stay Healthy.  And Know That You Are Loved.

Jul 19, 202206:25
The End Is Really The Beginning

The End Is Really The Beginning


Aunt Sia reflects on how being in the Girl Interrupted hospital changed her.

Jul 13, 202206:15
Early Morning Walk

Early Morning Walk

Aunt Sia gets out of the Girl Interrupted hospital for good.

Jul 07, 202209:15
Keith's Visit

Keith's Visit

Keith, Aunt Sia's college roommate and friend, comes to visit her in the Girl Interrupted hospital.

Jun 24, 202205:53
People In Glass Houses

People In Glass Houses

Aunt Sia has a doctor's appointment as part of her stay on the new unit.

Jun 14, 202206:52
The New Unit

The New Unit

Aunt Sia leaves the short term unit of the Girl Interrupted hospital for a new unit with a whole new level of freedom.

Jun 07, 202205:23
My Fellow Inpatients - Sam

My Fellow Inpatients - Sam

Aunt Sia meets a fellow Harvard student in the Girl Interrupted hospital.

Jun 01, 202206:01
My Fellow Inpatients - Joan

My Fellow Inpatients - Joan

Aunt Sia is taken out of her private room at the hospital and given a roommate.

May 22, 202206:04
My Fellow Inpatients - Mitch

My Fellow Inpatients - Mitch

Aunt Sia steals another patient's food in the hospital.

May 19, 202207:21
My Fellow Inpatients - Matthew

My Fellow Inpatients - Matthew

Aunt Sia meets someone undergoing ECT.

May 12, 202205:38
My Fellow Inpatients - Melissa

My Fellow Inpatients - Melissa

Aunt Sia begins to get to know some of the other patients on the Short Term Unit.  Melissa is a mother battling depression.

May 05, 202206:15
Sign In To Get Out

Sign In To Get Out

Aunt Sia reflects on admitting herself to a mental hospital.

Apr 28, 202206:03
My Day In Hospital Court

My Day In Hospital Court

Aunt Sia reflects on the day she was almost committed to a mental hospital.

Apr 21, 202207:49
Ignorance Isn't Always Bliss

Ignorance Isn't Always Bliss

Aunt Sia describes how important other black women were to her recovery.

Apr 14, 202207:01
Thirst

Thirst

Aunt Sia reflects on one of the major side effects from her psych meds.

Apr 07, 202206:45
Watch What You Say To Her - She's Bipolar

Watch What You Say To Her - She's Bipolar

Aunt Sia address the fear people may have of her because she has bipolar disorder.

Mar 30, 202205:50
Smoke Break

Smoke Break

Aunt Sia reflects on the freedoms she took for granted.

Mar 24, 202207:12
Therapy Not Required

Therapy Not Required

Aunt Sia reflects on her last therapy appointment.

Mar 18, 202206:18
Are you alright?

Are you alright?

Aunt Sia's brother, E, motivates her to return to Harvard.

Mar 11, 202206:19
Call Me Dick

Call Me Dick

Aunt Sia reflects on how she met her husband, Rich.

Mar 03, 202205:57
Dad's Visit

Dad's Visit

Aunt Sia remembers one of her Dad's visits to see her in the Girl Interrupted hospital.

Feb 25, 202206:59
Everybody Got Some Of That Bipolar In Them

Everybody Got Some Of That Bipolar In Them

Aunt Sia finds comfort in her mother's faith.

Feb 18, 202206:22
How You Get Sick Like That?

How You Get Sick Like That?

Aunt Sia reflects on the love and support she received from her older sister.

Feb 12, 202207:09
Don't Become A Doctor

Don't Become A Doctor

Aunt Sia reflects on her personality type.

Feb 04, 202206:33
In The Mood

In The Mood

Aunt Sia reminisces about one of her favorite Harvard professors.

Jan 28, 202206:33
The Sting of Stigma

The Sting of Stigma

Aunt Sia confronts hatred directed towards her because she has a mental illness.

Jan 21, 202206:49
You Should Talk To Him

You Should Talk To Him

Aunt Sia reflects on why her love life never materialized.

Jan 13, 202206:28
All Your Dreams Still Come True

All Your Dreams Still Come True

A sick young woman confides in Aunt Sia.

Jan 09, 202206:37
Discovering Remission

Discovering Remission

Aunt Sia reflects on how her remission started.

Dec 15, 202107:41
It Has Nothing To Do With Me

It Has Nothing To Do With Me

Aunt Sia reflects on when therapy works.

Oct 22, 202106:05
Love Is A Decision

Love Is A Decision

Aunt Sia reflects on her love life.

Aug 11, 202104:43
Be Easy With Yourself

Be Easy With Yourself

Aunt Sia forgives herself for her short comings.

Aug 11, 202105:23
There's No Such Thing As Being Left Behind

There's No Such Thing As Being Left Behind

Aunt Sia reflects on finishing college.

Aug 11, 202105:51
The Real Human Superpower

The Real Human Superpower

Aunt Sia tackles her anger.

Aug 11, 202105:49
Remove Death As An Option

Remove Death As An Option

Aunt Sia is at a crossroads.

Aug 11, 202109:25
Just Because You're Crazy Doesn't Mean You're Crazy

Just Because You're Crazy Doesn't Mean You're Crazy

Aunt Sia attempts to escape from the hospital.

Aug 11, 202107:57
Life Long Parole

Life Long Parole

Aunt Sia describes the routine needed to maintain her mental health.

Aug 11, 202107:00
Everyday Meds

Everyday Meds

Aunt Sia explains what remission means.

Aug 11, 202107:31
The Business of Mental Hospitals

The Business of Mental Hospitals

Aunt Sia explains the most important things to know about mental hospitals.

Aug 10, 202109:24
Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

Sia begins to tell her story to her niece

Aug 09, 202110:45