“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 →
Let’s fight together. To heal. To spread awareness. To make a change.
“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 →
“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 →
Everyone isn’t going to get 100%. Sometimes you have to balance it out to not over do it. This is especially for any caregivers out there.
Anonymous post. Thanks for sharing!
“This is something I use to help explain my struggle to others. I KNOW my boyfriend loves me and he had done so many amazing things to show it, but… Read more Thinking vs Feeling →