Even the smallest changes have the biggest impact. Some may not get it or understand it. As long as you are progressing, that is all that matters.
"I'm not here to hide about this subject- if anything I'm in the final stages of publishing a book that's designed to call attention to this concern from a unique angle." Thanks for sharing! Feel free to check out his Instagram here.
The trivialization of a chronic disorder just fuels the stigma. Today is World Bipolar Day. Awareness matters. I'm proud of those that fight daily to maintain their mental health.
"I was diagnosed with dual diagnosis of anxiety and opioid addiction. Both my parents and other family members struggle with drug abuse. They were a trigger for me so for my recovery I had to love them from a distance. I had to find support through my groups and meetings. They are family to me … Continue reading Redefining family
It's interesting the ways we can choose to protect ourselves. For me it was either compulsive behaviors to manage it or dissociative episode to escape it. Both are distractions to handle the intrusive thoughts, but aren't helpful for the long term. I used to binge to deal with stress, purge to release the guilt, and … Continue reading Coping with reality
Was it genetics? past trauma? nutritional deficient? innate personality trait? Trying to figure out why used to stress me out more and cause even more anxiety (especially if you have OCD traits). Finding a cause is great for research. That research is monumental for not only establishing treatment modalities but also to push for insurance … Continue reading Accepting the unknown