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Lori Lane Murphy

Hello Panic, Still Surprising After all These Years

Halloween is long over. Tell that to the demon climbing up my ribcage.

I’m not sure even the Exorcist himself stood a chance against the terror that clutched at me last night with determined fingers and the express purpose to bring me down.

Bipolar and My Unpredictable Aging Brain

I turned 50 this year.

That’s cause for celebration. I have been on this planet for 50 years and experienced the highs and lows that come with a half a century of living. I continue to experience the highs and lows of living with bipolar disorder.

The Aftermath of a Crisis

Summer started with a bang for me the first of June.

My husband and best friend had a stroke. He’s ok. No lasting physical damage, but there are certainly some psychological ones we are both trying to manage.

My Bipolar is Like a Jealous Boyfriend

There are times when I bore myself silly.

Living with my mental illness is like living with that one person who corners you at every party. You know the one? The one who won’t stop talking. Not only will they not stop talking, they usually have food in stuck in their teeth and you can’t look away.

It is tiring.

When Having a Mental Illness Helps You Help Your Partner

I hate seeing my beloved struggling. He has severe depression that, thankfully, has been managed quite well for the past several years. Like many of us, he still has some days that are a little darker than he’d like, but nothing he can’t handle.

Yesterday, I received a call while he was out running errands.

“I’m just not doing well. I’m coming home.”

Lori Lane Murphy

Lori Lane-Murphy is a comedic storyteller with a passion for mental health advocacy, particularly stigma reduction. Her goal in life is to show people that living with mental illness is no different than any other physical illness.

Having grown up in a house with the happiest depressed guy ever, her dad, Lori found a way to live with her own illness using humour and finding support wherever she could. She also finds talking about her illness with others is a sure-fire way to help reduce the stigma and challenge peoples’ beliefs about mental illness.