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

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

“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

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