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

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

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

“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