New Story Posted: Bipolar Not Worth Saving

January 26, 2011 Bipolar blog fiction writing z_features

Natasha Tracy on Scribd.comI’ve started posting some of my writings on You can search for writer “Natasha Tracy” and you’ll find me. Or click on the Scribd icon. Or the “S” icon on the right. You know, pretty much anywhere.

I’m posting fiction and nonfiction there. Stories on Scribd so far:

And now I’ve posted a new story: Worth Saving.

Worth Saving – A Writing by Natasha Tracy

Bipolar Not Worth Saving by Natasha TracyWorth Saving is very much a fictionalized account of what happened after a psychiatrist performed an assessment and decided I wasn’t eligible to see a psychiatrist. She told me I wasn’t going to get better and there was nothing she could do. And I was suicidal. I’m still so angry about it I want to run her over with my car.

I know people don’t like when I talk like that, and I’m supposed to be above it, but really, I almost died over it. That’ll piss anyone off. I’ve never seen such an egregious lack of professionalism or medical ethics. Or care. Or humanity.

And yes, as I writer I’m aware of the sin of cloaking nonfiction in fiction. So think of it as nonfiction, if you like. It doesn’t really bother me either way. I posted it in fiction, honestly, so people wouldn’t think it was a literary cry for help. It’s not.

Warning: Know that Worth Saving contains very desperate scenes of self-harm. It’s not pretty. Except the writing. That’s pretty.


About Natasha Tracy

Natasha Tracy is an award-winning writer, speaker and consultant from the Pacific Northwest. She has been living with bipolar disorder for 18 years and has written more than 1000 articles on the subject.

Natasha’s New Book

Find more of Natasha’s work in her new book: Lost Marbles: Insights into My Life with Depression & Bipolar. Media inquiries can be emailed here.

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