There have been several posts Facebook about Christians and depression this week, and to be honest, they hurt. Why? Because I've dealt with it, and I honestly will for the rest of my life due to the fact that mine is clinical, meaning that it is due to a chemical imbalance. There are a couple … Continue reading Faith & Depression: Why the Hate?
There are times where you sit back and just reflect on where you've been and compare it to where you are now. You look over the path and see the obstacles and how you've overcome them, and how the trials and tribulations that you thought you never would get past are now behind you. You … Continue reading Getting There: Taking Each Step a Small Breath at a Time
When people hear the word "triggered", they instantly have the image of a gun in their minds. When someone who struggles with mental illness hears the word "triggered", it takes on a completely different meaning, and it does not involve firearms. The word triggered is an adjective that is defined as (of a response) caused by particular … Continue reading Living Triggered: The Daily Bipolar Life
Let's face it, one of the things that those of us with bipolar disorder complain the most about is the amount of weight we gain while taking these medications our psychiatrists prescribe for us. And it isn't just a small amount for us. It is a lot. A lot of people who struggle with bipolar … Continue reading Sanity vs Self-Esteem: The Weighty Issue of Medicating Bipolar Disorder
Yes, you read that right. I fully believe that those who struggle with mental health issues in the United States are held hostage by the United States. We are told that people want to do more to help us, yet the tools and options to do it are so far out of our reach, that … Continue reading Mental Health’s Hostage Situation in the US
Sometimes life hits us with a series of punches that throws us off guard or off center, and we are left wondering what happened. A lot of times for those of us that struggle with mental illness, it can send us into a spiral that can lead to a debilitating depression. For me, I decided … Continue reading Time to Hit the Reset Button
Well, they say you've got to start somewhere, so why not here. I decided to start a blog on being bipolar after struggling to come to terms with my own diagnosis for the last two decades. I've had a lot of highs and lows, with not enough in-between days to make me feel comfortable with … Continue reading You’ve Got to Start Somewhere