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…

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…

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…

The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting and Mental Health

My thoughts and prayers go out to the children, the staff, and their families of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. On Friday December 14, A terrible, tragic shooting took the lives of 27 people in which 18 of them were children.  My heart goes out to all of … Continue reading…

Encouraging Thoughts, Reminders, And Inspirations

If you have been having a rough time lately or are just in need of that little boost of inspiration and hope, I would like to share some with you today. Also, this post can be helpful to those who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding further. Here are some … Continue reading…

Can a Person With Bipolar Have a Successful Relationship?

It’s constantly contemplated whether or not bipolar disorder and relationships can successfully work. I personally believe that individuals who have bipolar disorder, or any mental illness for that matter, have the same amount of risk in relationships as those who do not live with a mental illness. Here’s why: First of all, … Continue reading…

Why Judge Those Who Live With Mental Illness?

Why judge those who are “different”? Are they less human than anyone else? Do they not deserve the same respect? Do some people just judge out of the fear of their own insecurities? Is it just easier to dismiss everything and pretend? I think and analyze a lot about how … Continue reading…