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
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
"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
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
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 I have to face every day isn't." Anonymous post. Thanks for sharing!
"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 understand my own thoughts, and it's ok. Though it has caused a great amount of pain, I fight it every day with the same strength. … Continue reading 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 sometimes I FEEL like he's going to get sick of me and leave me for a mentally healthy person. I KNOW the severe affects my … Continue reading Thinking vs Feeling