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…

Things I Hate About Living With Bipolar Disorder

  As many know, bipolar disorder is a complicated and demanding illness. There are many things that I personally dislike about living with bipolar disorder and I’m sure others may agree: It can control or consume me at times. It sometimes feels as if I am trapped by this illness.… 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…

Surprising Treatments For Mental Disorders (Infographic)

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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…

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…

Bipolar Disorder Isn’t All Rainbows and Butterflies

Though this site is set up to view bipolar disorder in a more positive light, full of promise and hope, it is not meant to undermine the seriousness of this disorder in any way. As a person who lives with this illness, I can strongly relate with others when they… Continue reading…

What Is It Like To Have Bipolar Disorder?

  A brief writing on what it feels like to have 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… 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…