The Big Issue Regarding Mental Illness And Mass Shootings

  Nine innocent people recently lost their lives in a deadly mass church shooting fueled by racism and hate. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families involved in the recent tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina. The amount of violence today is absolutely appalling and it’s… Continue reading…

Why You Shouldn’t Fear Dating Someone Who Has A Mental Illness

After writing a blog post on some of the difficulties of being in a relationship with someone who has a mental illness, I thought I should clarify and write about why a person shouldn’t fear pursuing a relationship with someone who is mentally ill. The term “mentally ill” or “disorder”… Continue reading…

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 that it’s “personal” information, but I feel… Continue reading…

From Rock Bottom To College Graduate

It seems like just yesterday I was fighting my parents over 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… Continue reading…

The Time Is Now To Talk About Mental Health

I live with bipolar disorder. Some seem shocked or are in disbelief when they find out that I actually live with this condition. I don’t “act” or seem bipolar to them because I don’t portray how society views this illness, nor do I appear any different from them. That is… Continue reading…

Common Myths Associated With Bipolar Disorder

There are many myths and assumptions about what bipolar disorder is and what the people who have this condition are like, but few are actually true.  Listed below are some of the most common myths of bipolar disorder. It is time to set the facts straight and provide the truth.… Continue reading…

Dodging Suicide- I Almost Didn’t Make It: A Story of Survival and Hope

We often hear some make statements or remarks such as “I could just die” or “I wish I were dead,” but they are rarely meant as serious comments. Some or most tend to say statements such as these when they are having a rough day or out of frustration. What… Continue reading…

Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits With Bipolar Disorder

Article by: Ram Meyyappan If you are suffering from severe Bipolar disorder, it can be difficult to maintain full-time employment. The mood swings and the effects from the medications that you may be taking can make it impossible to get out of bed on some days. The resulting lack of… 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 meant to be labeled. They all have characteristics and diagnoses that are alike, but they don’t exhibit the characteristics in the same ways as another person might. They are… Continue reading…

I Have An Illness. I Am Not Crazy…

Photo Credit: Unknown   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 based on my illness, there are some things I would like you to know. I am not insane.… Continue reading…