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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 the person 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 us” page.

Why did I start Tay’s Bipolar Kitchen?

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, part journal, and part sharing skills, which have helped me immensely. There will be informational mental health posts via segments called Monthly Menu Talks and Care For You.

Welcome to My Table!

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). In the future, there will be posts involving cooking techniques and methods, cooking tools and equipment, and more.

At times, I’ll infuse my personal experiences and how I used different methods to make it out of the brier patch. I am not a licensed therapist. Please reach out to a professional or emergency room if you find yourself in a crisis.

My goal is to provide information and share experiences to show no one is alone with 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.   

Once again, welcome to my table. Have a seat. Let’s talk and get cooking!

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I’m the Tay behind Tay’s Bi-Polar Kitchen. I started this blog to share my kitchen and mental health wellness journey. I want to show people they are not alone in their struggles, combat the stigma associated with mental disorders, and be open and honest about their mental health. In my opinion, these three issues stand as barriers to seeking treatment. If this website inspires someone to move closer to mental health wellness for themselves or another, my work has been done.

Welcome to my table; I hope you say a while.

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars." - Kahlil Gibran

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