What Therapy Has Taught Me

Therapy has taught me not to believe everything I think or feel. It has taught me to question, to analyze, and to look within. It has taught me to give myself a break and not to be so hard on myself. It has given me hope, courage, and a new… Continue reading

5 Things I Hate About Living With A Mental Illness

To say that I hate living with a mental illness is an understatement. It’s absolutely brutal and devastating at times. It has caused much turmoil, grief, and a plethora of unpleasant symptoms and memories. The list of what I hate about living with a mental illness could possibly be endless,… Continue reading

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

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

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