Mental Illness Affects People Individually

Those who live with mental illness are not all the same. They are not to be lumped into one group or to be labeled. Yes, they all have characteristics and diagnoses that are alike, but they don’t exhibit those characteristics in the same ways as another person might. They will… Continue reading

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The Endless Cycle Of Bipolar Disorder

Growing up, I was hardly ever the honor student, the greatest athlete, nor did I seem to possess any special or unique talents. I was a sweet, sensitive, young girl who had a few best friends. I spent many hours of my childhood days playing along to my imagination. Nothing… Continue reading

From Your Sibling With Mental Illness

It may have seemed like I got everything growing up; Time, attention, things… You may have even thought that I appeared more important and considered me selfish. You may have hated me, resented my existence, and felt alone and for that, I’m so sorry. Would it help at all if… Continue reading

“I Feel Like A Failure” – Life With Chronic Mental Illness

I’m really trying to do something with my life, but at times I feel like I keep hitting a wall. I’m trying to have faith that things will work out, but it’s so difficult sometimes. I’m tired of “failing.” I’m tired of not being able to accomplish what I know… Continue reading

Encouraging Thoughts, Reminders, and Inspirations

If you have been having a rough time lately or are just in need of that little boost of inspiration and hope, I would like to share this with you today. Also, this post can be helpful to those who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding on mental illness even… Continue reading

Unstable – A Look into a Bipolar Mood Swing

A stable day turned quickly into an unstable night. Fear emerged within her, she suddenly felt alone. Feelings of emptiness, insanity, and confusion took over the girl I once knew. Within seconds, only her desperate cries for help were left to be heard. She took her shaking hands as the… Continue reading

Inside Social Anxiety

 I don’t hate people. I just hate how I feel when they’re around. I don’t hate going out places. I just hate the discomfort I feel when I’m there. No one is at fault. I’m not arrogant or unkind. It’s a fear I have within that has me entirely consumed…. Continue reading

What Is It Like To Live With Bipolar Disorder?

An ongoing battle. A fight against oneself. Never knowing what the next day will bring Or even the next moment. From feelings of happiness, full of optimism, and that nothing can hurt me. To agitation, a grim sadness, and overpowering despair. It’s as if you’re feeling on top of the… Continue reading

I Have An Illness. I Am Not Crazy…

I am a person who lives with bipolar disorder. Does this scare you or perhaps make you think twice about the person I am? Before you judge me, there are some things I would like you to know. I am not insane. I am not acting out for attention. I… Continue reading

Why Do Those With Bipolar Disorder Often Struggle to Work or Hold a Job? What’s the Deal?

A person who lives with bipolar disorder can often find it quite difficult to follow through with daily tasks and routines that most are capable of and used to doing on a daily basis. Holding a job and working is one of them. This can be a huge road block… Continue reading