Hello there.. My name is Allisonxo. I am a 36yr old artist, writer, and entrepreneur living in Toronto, Ontario with my partner, Johnny, our 4 dogs and 2 cats.. Edie, Penny, Beau, Ben, Taffy & Rusty Cat.. it’s a full house, but we like it that way.
I have kept this blog, on and off, since 2013. I have decided to start writing again now because I am at the beginning of a new leg of my mental health journey. I plan to document my experience through treatment here to benefit others who may be dealing with the same challenges in their lives.
To give you a little background, I was diagnosed approximately 10yrs ago with bipolar disorder. Since that diagnosis, I have been taking conventional psychiatric medications to varying degrees of success. After recently suffering through one of the worst depressive episodes of my life, I have met with my care team to reassess my treatment plan.
I have been given medical and non-medical options, ranging from E.C.T. (electro convulsive therapy) to mindfulness. I have outcome goals that I hope to accomplish before too long. Due to the extent of my suffering over the past few years.. the past few months in particular.. and the existence that I have been forced to endure, I am determined to create change in my life.
I hope that you will find my experiences useful, informational, and maybe even a little inspiring. I only hope to give back to the online mental health communities that have given me so much.
If you ever find that you have questions regarding my treatment experiences, or if you have questions, comments or concerns regarding anything else, please feel free to reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org.