One of the most frustrating things, when I started therapy, was trying to find a cause/trigger/etc. I was in my early teens, so I can understand the reason for this. This continued to frustrate me over the years especially trying to explain to people my mental illnesses or how certain episodes can just happen...no rhyme … Continue reading Without a cause
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.
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
"I've lost many friends and family due to bipolar II disorder and in the process I learned that you can love someone and they can love you back, but they can also be toxic so you have to let them go. I stopped allowing others' lack of understanding of mental illness or unrealistic expectations dictate … Continue reading Letting go
"I have bipolar 2, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, and severe anxiety. I run a blog on my journey through mental illnesses and within my journey I have made the mistake of opening up to people I shouldn't have. They turned their backs on me and told me I was faking. They put me back to … Continue reading Believe