It’s been just over two years since I was diagnosed. I’ve learnt how to manage my Bipolar Disorder and I’ve been stable (with only a few bumps in the road) for most of that time.
What do you think when you hear the term "mentally ill"? Stigma can make it difficult for people to accept that they need help. I'm here to say, I NEED HELP and that's okay.
As I flipped through the pictures it was like someone had documented my moods in selfies.
I know its okay to talk about my experiences; I find writing helps me, more than I realized.
I hadn’t wanted to act that way. But it was like something took over my brain and my body.
Dr. D got down on her knees, forced me to make eye contact and said very clearly… “It’s not your fault.”
As some of you know, I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder two years.
Time To Change is a U.K. based organization to help end the stigma and discrimination against mental illness. Their web-site provides information and links to help those who want to get involved, whether they've been personally affected by mental illness or not. The web-site provides resources such as pamphlets, booklets, posters, and more to help … Continue reading Time To Change – U.K.
What are your first memories of childhood? Some may fondly remember learning to ride a bike, a birthday party, or a special person from that time. My first memories are of something that should never have power over anyone. I remember the scale. I can still hear the metal clang, see the slider glide beneath … Continue reading Bullying and Mental Illness
Approximately 60 million people worldwide have bipolar disorder, a mental illness that involves episodes of highs and lows known as mania and depression. Symptoms of bipolar can vary from person to person and depend on the type of episode: mania may involve bouts of impulsivity, risk-taking, feelings of euphoria, sleep disturbances, and psychosis, while depression … Continue reading International Bipolar Foundation