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

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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

“I Have A Mental Illness. Does This Make Me A Bad Person?”

The answer is no. Mental illness does not define who a person is and it is not fair to think you or anyone struggling is a “bad” person for it. Like I have said before, the stigma attached to mental illness is unfair and I believe everyone should become more… Continue reading

How To Cope With Depression

It can almost seem impossible to think of how to help yourself when you’re in a depressed state and when nothing seems to be going well in the first place. Sometimes all you want to do is just lie down, cry, scream, or take a few moments to recover and… Continue reading

Anthony’s Personal Mental Health Journey

I was diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Recurrent Depressive Disorder (Moderate) a few years ago. Although the diagnoses were pretty recent, I’ve been dealing with mental health almost as long as I can remember. As a child I would pace the kitchen floor and I remember… Continue reading

Coping With Anxiety And Panic Attacks

Anxiety and panic attacks can seem to be one of the most crippling experiences ever to be had by man at times. It can cloud a person’s thinking, remove all sense of security, and can make it feel as if they’re going insane. Sometimes people will even feel anxious when… Continue reading

Why Do We Judge Those With Mental Illness?

Why do we judge those who are different? Are they less human than anyone else? Do some people just judge out of fear of their own insecurities? Is it sometimes just easier to dismiss everything and pretend? I often think and analyze about how and why certain things happen. These… Continue reading

Reasons Why Mental Illness Still Has a Stigma

There are perhaps many reasons why mental health conditions come with a stigma, but these are the most common reasons: Not a lot of people are open to talking about it. It can be very difficult to open up about an issue that is constantly made out to be a… Continue reading