When I was first diagnosed I had to relive everything down to the nitty-gritty details to determine the nature of my mood fluctuations: when did they occur? What happened during the highs? The lows? I had insight, but being aware of the inner-workings of my body was difficult to remember; I could only remember the... Continue Reading →
Have you ever rode a roller-coaster? The elated high you get as you reach the top of the ride and crashing giddiness as you reach the bottom. It's a rush, to be certain. People make analogies between Bipolar to rides, in particular the roller-coaster. But it isn't as amusing as one may think.
How does stigma work for the mentally ill? On one hand we must deal with the disorder and, on the other, we need to deal with the impact of stigma. We are beginning to understand the effects of stigma on the mentally ill: the isolation, self-stigma and discrimination that leads to inaccessible services... but what happens within the community?
J and I are close childhood friends. We knew each other for so long that distance is inconsequential in most instances. Lately there had been discussion of mental illness, anxiety in particular, and I thought I would approach J so that they can share his story.
Soon my little bubble burst and the man whispered in the crack of my door, “Your rent is due.”
I looked in the mirror and saw my eyes. These aren't my eyes. These are the eyes of someone who sees nothing but the horrible, negative things in the world. Or blinded by a rosey glow of a seemingly endless high. I look at my skin. This is not my skin. Tough, anxiety-ridden. Or soft... Continue Reading →
A post by S.T After almost 9 years together, he ended it...He fell in love with someone else, a colleague, he says it was love at first sight. Something he never felt with me. It stung to hear...After all this time, all the energy I put into our relationship he was able to throw us... Continue Reading →
Practising compassion has been a topic on my mind lately. ...Am I too much "in my own head" that I can often times lack compassion? And if so, what part is mental illness and what part of it is a product of other circumstance? And what part is a mash of both?
What myths about mental illness, psychosis and BD do you think needs to be debunked?🤔🤔🤔
Today, I'm going through what I've experienced so far in terms of the mood trackers I have picked from the list made by Healthline, as I thought that was the best place to start. You can find more about my choices from this list.
Finally got around to it... But I want to take this moment to thank Patricia from Rainbow Wanders who nominated me for... Go have a look at her blog!! Sunshine Blogger Award Rules: The Sunshine Blogger award is given by bloggers to bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity in the blogging community. The rules are: Thank... Continue Reading →