How Unhealthy Choices and Sugar Addiction Affected My Mental Health

Hi, my name is Stephanie and I am going to tell you how I beat my depression and how I lost 50 pounds in 7 months. First, I am going to give you some details about my life.  The Beginning When I was a kid, I had horrible, unhealthy eating… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Bipolar Disorder and Having Children

If you are still rather young and you have a mental illness such as bipolar disorder, the ability to have children and become a mother/father may have crossed your mind. I’ve seen this topic up for debate many times, but I see it as a personal choice and it also depends highly… Continue reading

Can A Person With Bipolar Disorder Have Successful Relationships?

Relationships can be a challenge for those who live with a chronic mental health condition such as bipolar disorder. Can those who live with bipolar have successful relationships? I personally believe that individuals who have bipolar disorder, or any mental illness for that matter, have the same amount of risk… Continue reading