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.
This is for the caregivers, significant others, family members, and friends. It is not your job to save that person. You can't fix it, but you can support them through their struggles. It is okay to be frustrated with the disorder. It is okay to set your own boundaries when you feel like you can't … Continue reading Being there
Introspection and learning how to be self aware of patterns has helped tremendously with my recovery. Picking up on the lack of sleep, barely eating, and slowly isolating myself let's me know that an possible episode is coming. A lot of times they are inevitable, so I just have to ride the wave until it … Continue reading Awareness of patterns and cycles
"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
"Over ten years I began my battle with anorexia. I've lost and gained, literally and metaphorically. After a decade I'm proud to say I have finally entered treatment. For so long I was terrified of doctors, of being told what is "wrong" with me. I thought I could fix myself, and I got myself pretty … Continue reading Autonomy
"Being so misunderstood all the time allowed me to open my try to understand others on a much deeper level. It opened my eyes!" Anonymous post. Thanks for sharing!