Putting myself out there more

      I’m still recovering from some social media issues and really hard trolling but I have decided to be myself for a cause. I want to show people what it’s really like to have a mental disorder because most people have no idea…

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Bipolar

                      We all know having bipolar disorder sucks but unless you’ve lived with this disorder you really won’t understand what this mental illness is like no matter how many Wikipedia posts you read. Depression. Duh!…

Bipolar 1 vs Bipolar 2

        Happy Monday everyone. I guess we could call today mental health Monday. After all, these self-help people and psychiatrists on social media refer to Monday that way anyway. I figured why not start this off mental health Monday by encouraging you…

How planners help my bipolar disorder

      Since starting medication for my bipolar disorder (especially Seroquel) I found it difficult to remember things I had planned on doing or even events others have reminded me about. I constantly would forget what days I had to work, doctor’s appointments and…

Fear of venturing outside

    I know for a fact I’m not the only person suffering from bipolar disorder with a fear of venturing outside of my home. Around 80% of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder also suffer from either generalized anxiety disorder or social anxiety disorder. Considering…

Common triggers for bipolar disorder

      I know firsthand bipolar disorder is a debilitating illness which affects all aspects of your life once mania or your depressive state is triggered. Understanding these triggers and how to avoid them are the first steps in successfully in managing your bipolar…

Disappointed to hear Carrie Fisher died with drugs in her system

      All of us have demons we are forced to battle throughout life and Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher was no different. Her main demon was drug abuse and unfortunately, even though she insisted she had been clean for over seven years, at…

The biggest misconceptions I have heard about bipolar disorder

          I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder for over a decade now. During that time I’ve heard from many family members and armchair psychiatrists on what to do to treat my disorder and whether or not I even have an…

I’m leery about going to the doctor tomorrow

      I’m a little bit nervous about seeing my doctor tomorrow because I’m going to ask her for a little bit of a medication change. I’ve been really stressed so I was hoping to get maybe 10 more Xanax a month temporarily until…

What mental illness has done to me

One day I will be healthy. My mental illnesses will be under control and I will not feel as though they define me as a person rather just be something I have and not who I am. It is really scary being labeled mentally ill….

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