An Invitation: JOIN ME on SEPT 10th to Honour ULLA’s Life

Ulla, aka Blahpolar, will be greatly missed. She fought devastating and unremitting bipolar depression. Please join us in remembering her on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 – World Suicide Prevention Day at May she rest in peace.

28 thoughts on “An Invitation: JOIN ME on SEPT 10th to Honour ULLA’s Life

  1. Bipolar1Blog September 12, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    Just found out Kitt! I am devastated. Don’t know what to do. Another beautiful life taken from us by this fucking ugly disease.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kitt O'Malley September 14, 2016 / 12:17 am

      No one should have to live with hellish, unremitting, treatment-resistant pain. Pray for improvements in treatment.

      Liked by 1 person

        • Kitt O'Malley September 14, 2016 / 2:42 pm

          I’m glad to hear it. That drive keeps you striving for wellness. That drive is hope. Hope is powerful. Hold you in my thoughts and prayers. May Allah protect you.

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          • Bipolar1Blog September 14, 2016 / 3:14 pm

            Kitt you are the sweetest! Into hold you in my best thoughts. Hugs my friend!

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    • Kitt O'Malley September 11, 2016 / 1:36 pm

      You can still go and comment. That’s all I did. Too many comments for me to read them all…

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          • Robert Matthew Goldstein September 14, 2016 / 12:20 am

            Yes…but to feel the loss without that proximity is surprising. It’s like we drift into and out of each others lives just long enough for our presence to be felt but not in a way that we might experience the physical presence of a neighbor or family member.

            I may not read your blog for a week or two but it’s important that it’s there with your insights and strength.

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          • Kitt O'Malley September 14, 2016 / 12:26 am

            Thank you, Robert. I’m not always able to make the blog-reading rounds myself, but very much feel like a member of a community. When Ulla died, our community lost a greatly loved and valued member.

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          • Robert Matthew Goldstein September 14, 2016 / 12:30 am

            Right…It doesn’t matter how often we read each other; I think all of us check in as often as we can. What matters is that we spontaneously work together to make it safe for other people with the same problem to get information and perhaps even lose a little pain. Each of us is important in some small but significant way.

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  2. Paladin September 10, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    Hope your “Celebration of Life” ceremony went well, Kitt. Went to one this Spring. It was awesome.

    God Bless.

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      • Paladin September 12, 2016 / 3:40 pm

        Thanks for correcting the confusion. Cannot celebrate with all her struggle associated with ECT. More like sympathize with what she endured. RIP.

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          • Paladin September 14, 2016 / 9:09 am

            I am not use to taking my thoughts to this level, but thanks for letting me be part of your community, Kitt. Appreciate the thought exchange with you and Robert Matthew Goldstein.

            Recently, I sent you a photo I of my customized tee shirt with the Yin/Yang symbol for the AFSP event this Saturday. Yin/Yang represents opposites such as force/counter force. There are plenty of examples. With reading Ulla’s blogs, I felt both resentful (force) + respectful (counter force) swings occur with a specific description. But even with the swings, I felt more at peace. Thanks, Kitt.

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          • Kitt O'Malley September 14, 2016 / 2:39 pm

            Love the Yin/Yang symbol. Great t-shirt design you sent me. Always good to acknowledge, hold & accept both the good and the bad, as well as the myriad shades of grey.


  3. bpnurse September 9, 2016 / 12:16 am

    OMG. I’m so sorry to read that she’s gone. Another bright star taken from us way too soon. May she rest in peace. 😢

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    • Kitt O'Malley September 10, 2016 / 1:14 pm

      She sought and received treatment, including ECT, to no avail. I completely understand her choice. She simply could not bear the pain any longer. I pray she is with her mother and no longer in pain. May she now know peace.

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      • bpnurse September 10, 2016 / 1:21 pm

        I understand her choice too. I wish I didn’t, but I know what it is to want to die because there seems to be no other way out of the misery. I feel so bad for her. I hope she finds the peace that eluded her in this life.

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        • Kitt O'Malley September 10, 2016 / 1:28 pm

          We all know that pain. Her pain was intractable and did not respond even to multiple sessions of ECT. We are blessed to respond to medication and psychotherapy. Unfortunately, some people get no relief. We still have much to learn.

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  4. LydiaA1614 September 8, 2016 / 10:55 pm

    It is hard to put a like on this but it is for the chance to honour her. This is the first I am hearing the news. I have been sporadic at checking all the blogs I follow because of my own health issues lately. 😦

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      • LydiaA1614 September 8, 2016 / 11:19 pm

        ❤ I had only started following her maybe six months ago but she definitely was special. I didn’t know her as well as you and some of the others did but it always hurts to lose someone. Sending you big (((((HUGS))))).

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