Welcome to Tay’s Bipolar Kitchen. Please have a seat at my table. As the name suggests, I have Bipolar II Disorder and PTSD (non-Military). Since my teens, I have been dealing with my mental health. While my symptoms would vary in intensity over the years, things came to a head for me in 2015. The things I learned crawling out of that hole have laid the foundation for who I am today. I’m living my best life in my forties! If you want to know more about my story, check out the “about Tay” page.
I started this blog to share my mental health wellness journey, in which my love of food and cooking played a big part. This blog will be part food blog, journaling, and part skill sharing, which have helped me immensely. There will be informational mental health posts via segments called Menu Talks and Care For You.
On the food side, I will share my recipes (recipes that are not my own will be noted) through the Special of the Month, and other food and cooking-related content will be under Taysty Tips and Tay Tastes Things (again). Posts involve cooking techniques, methods, tools, equipment, and more.
Sometimes, I’ll infuse my experiences and how I used different methods to make it out of the brier patch. I am not a licensed therapist. Please get in touch with a professional or emergency room if you are in a crisis.
I aim to provide information and share experiences to show no one is alone in their struggles. I wish to combat the stigma associated with mental disorders and help people be open and honest about their mental health. Please check out my trigger warning before you get started.