Tosha Maaks

Tosha Maaks

Tosha Maaks is a Bipolar Mental Health Advocate, Writer, and Speaker. Who writes about her challenges with bipolar disorder 1 and life with her family. She speaks of her journey as raw as she can in order to help others and connect.

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  • Tosha Maaks
    Published 14 days ago
    Good Enough

    Good Enough

  • Tosha Maaks
    Published 18 days ago
    The Challenge of Bipolar  Delusions

    The Challenge of Bipolar Delusions

    Being bipolar can be challenging. For me it’s partly because my mind refuses to shut off. When I’m not doing much and just being around the house, I find myself doing the one thing that makes most people break into anxiety: overthinking. It’s one of the quickest ways to find yourself in depression.
  • Tosha Maaks
    Published about a month ago
    Bipolar Disorder and Friendships

    Bipolar Disorder and Friendships

    Bipolar disorder can have many co-occurring diagnoses. Today I am going to discuss just two of my co-occurring diagnoses and give you an example of each of them and how they would have affected my friendships, if I wasn’t open about having bipolar disorder with my friends. I think you will agree with me that the fact that I am open about having bipolar disorder with my close friends is something that has benefited me on my path to recovery for mental health.
  • Tosha Maaks
    Published about a month ago
    Hypersexuality and Bipolar Disorder!

    Hypersexuality and Bipolar Disorder!

    The need to be desired, it is a topic many women will avoid. They think it shows weakness to express the need to have a man find them attractive. I don’t. Maybe it was the many years of being overweight, but I love when I get hit on by a man. Being bipolar I admit that my need for a man to flirt with me takes on a life of its own. I love it! I crave the attention, and don’t feel as good about myself when it isn’t happening on a regular basis. Being told I am pretty, sexy, hot all makes me feel wanted and, after feeling like the ugly duckling for most of my life, I find nothing more thrilling.
  • Tosha Maaks
    Published about a month ago
    I Am Not Being Selfish!

    I Am Not Being Selfish!

    Recently a friend texted me upset because a family member wasn’t being understanding of the complications due to her autoimmune disease. My friend was very distraught as this had her in tears because she was being expected to do something that she knew she was not capable of handling and I was reminded of my own situation and how many times I have had to learn to say no to someone in order to put my own well being and illness first.