What have I learned from my depression? That my brain can’t be trusted to relay information accurately—when the dark lenses of depression color my thinking, I can’t trust my perceptions to be congruent with the actualities of the world around me. I need other people in my life to remind me that there is beauty … Continue reading What Has My Depression Taught Me?
A hallmark symptom of bipolar disorder is mood swings from manic highs to depressive lows—most people know that if they know nothing else about bipolar disorder. But are people familiar with the lapses in judgment that can come with a bipolar mood swing? Not really—at least I wasn’t when I was diagnosed. It took me … Continue reading Navigating the Judgment Roller Coaster
Mental health symptoms verge from the mundane (pacing due to anxiety) to the bizarre (hallucinating: seeing, hearing, or sensing something that is not there). But almost everyone who suffers from mental health issues has symptoms that are particular to their situation or mood state and needs management on an individual basis rather than a one-size-fits-all […]