“My condition isn’t something that can heal, but it can be easier to live with and it can impact my life less, even if the thoughts patterns won’t heal or be medicated away.” Thank you for sharing Jimmy H.
Being open and sharing is great for spreading awareness, but it isn’t necessary if it creates further issues. Never feel required to share your story. It’s yours and you have the right to share when you feel comfortable. I get some people intentions, and they mean well, but everyone isn’t ready. And that’s ok. Your past. Your journey. Your time.
“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 my progress. Because my journey cannot be led nor experienced by anyone other than myself. Once I burned those toxic bridges and learned to accept myself, I found a whole new level of inner peace.”… Read more Letting go →
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 passes. Especially with seasonal changes. Keeping track can be done personally or if you have a great support system, make them aware to look out for the signs. Let me know what has worked for… Read more Awareness of patterns and cycles →
“It is only invisible because you can’t see what caused the actions. The thoughts and feelings that led to the behaviors. It may be invisible to you, but the reality… Read more Visibility →
Words that you hear from others. Words that you tell yourself. Words that you express to others. They all matter. Some may hurt. Some may heal. Validation comes from you… Read more Words matter →
“I constantly battle with my own thoughts every single day, yet no one will ever notice because I put a mask on my face. I know that I will never… Read more It is ok to not understand →
Thanks for sharing, Kat! Feel free to check out her Tumblr here.