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…

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…

Maintaining Friendships and Relationships With Bipolar Disorder

Friendships play an important role in a person’s life. It is crucial for humans to have friends as it is extremely beneficial to their overall health and well-being. Friends are definitely a necessity. They are an extension of ourselves, like family. They are there to encourage us, love us, accept… 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…

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…

Coping With Bipolar Depression

Bipolar disorder can often be a complex illness to live with. At certain points, the depression may become too overwhelming and the mania may escalate too far to be able to cope successfully. Sometimes it’s too late to take back what has been said or done and that can be… 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…

Reasons Why Mental Illness Still Has A Stigma

1.  Not a lot of people are open to talking about it. It can be very difficult to open up about an issue that is constantly made out to be a bad thing. Who would want to be open and honest about having a problem that will only result in being… Continue reading…