Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness
The Endless Cycle of Bipolar Disorder

[NEW POST] The Endless Cycle of Bipolar Disorder —

20130614_7bwI recall noticing a bit of the bipolar cycle first occurring early in my childhood years:

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 could be more entertaining or fulfilling to me back then. Though rather creative and resourceful, I lacked self-confidence and emotional stability at times.  I…

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There Is No Shame In Living With A Mental Illness

There Is No Shame In Living With A Mental Illness —

It isn’t easy to disclose to others that you live with an illness such as anxiety, depression, bipolar etc. People can often be judgmental, cruel, will assume things, and even try to talk me out of sharing or blogging about it. I understand it’s “personal” information, but I feel and know that I have helped others tremendously just by blogging and sharing my journey with those who are also…

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From Rock Bottom To College Graduate

[NEW POST] From Rock Bottom To College Graduate #Bipolar #Success

It seems like just yesterday I was fighting my parents about going to school. My attendance during high school was far less than satisfactory. Everyday became a war. A war to get out of bed, to function, and to participate in life. I felt like throwing in the towel more than once. Not just about school, but about life as well.  Adolescence was supposed to be about having fun, experimenting, and…

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[New Post] — Surprising Treatments For Mental Disorders (Infographic)

Source: BestPsychologyDegrees.com
What Can Trigger a Bipolar Episode?

[NEW POST] - What Can Trigger a Bipolar Episode? #bBpolar #Triggers #BipolarDisorder #mhsm

Many factors can trigger an episode in those who live with bipolar disorder. Some triggers are even unidentifiable, meaning that there isn’t a known cause whatsoever. From personal experience, I don’t always know why I am feeling a certain way. Some days I just wake up and feel lousy without a known reason and other times something has triggered an episode such as a bad day at work, school, or a…

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Coping With S.A.D. and Seasonal Depression (Infographic)

[New Post] - Coping With S.A.D. and Seasonal Depression (Infographic) #SAD #Depression #Moods #Bipolar #GuestPost

Thank you to Madison Tetzlaff for this lovely infographic and suggestion! Seasonal depression affects many worldwide is something that can definitely take a toll on those who live with bipolar disorder.

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Source: Online-Psychology-Degree.com

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Bipolar Disorder And Unreliable At Work

Bipolar Disorder And Unreliable At Work

Photo by Ambro

Photo by Ambro

Living with a life-long illness such as depression or bipolar disorder can be absolutely frustrating. At times, I feel as if my life has been taken away from me. I can’t do or handle some things that others seem to do so easily on a daily basis. It kills me that I cannot do what I’d like to do and be the person I want to be. I feel absolutely crippled. On the particular rough days,…

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[NEW POST] A Glimpse Inside A Mind Consumed By Depression #Depression #BipolarView Post

[NEW POST] A Glimpse Inside A Mind Consumed By Depression #Depression #Bipolar

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[NEW POST] The Time Is Now To Talk About Mental HealthView Post

[NEW POST] The Time Is Now To Talk About Mental Health

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[NEW POST] - Common Myths of Bipolar DisorderView Post

[NEW POST] - Common Myths of Bipolar Disorder

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