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?
Nobody wants to be labeled mentally ill. I get it. I get it more than anyone. I mean, I don't like the label of being bipolar and all of the stigmas that go along with it, so I definitely understand that one. But when I hear people say "they did not have a mental illness", then … Continue reading Mental Illness: The Lies We Tell Ourselves
The suicide rate in the United States has risen by 30% since the 1990's per the CDC. An even sadder fact is that it does not seem to be slowing down, either. With the recent news of the back to back suicide deaths of celebrities like Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, suicide is getting more … Continue reading Heartbroken: Another Life Taken
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