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
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