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Lori Lane Murphy

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.