Tag Archives: mental health

MAY IS………..

Creation, Here are some resources for anyone with mental illness. These are also good links for family members,friends and general education for all: MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA LINK National Alliance on Mental Illness(NAMI) Wiki Mental Health Info AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION Neta Vaught- Founder of “Reconnecting Our Communities” LLC.– She is dedicated to removing stigma […]

On Depression and Things You Like To Do

I keep a list of shows that I watch bookmarked in my phone, so I can reference them after I’ve forgotten again what it is that I like to do. Any of you that have been depressed likely know that one of the worst parts is the overarching lack of desire. Want to do something […]

How deep is the mud

I found this on Facebook. I thought an interesting perspective about life. I know I’ve been through my share of mud. My mud has not been any better or worse than others… Just different. Today… Right now I’m thankful for my mud. It’s made me… Me https://iammyownisland.wordpress.com/2016/04/23/how-deep-is-the-mud/

Let’s See That Smile

Here’s a little half-way thru the week humour.  As much as I react when I’m upset …. I don’t eat myself. I’ve definely got one up on the octopus. Next time someone mentions you being over dramatic think about this funny fact and enlighten your accuser with what truly over dramatic looks like, because […] […]

The Threshold of Panic Decreases

I’ve talked about the panic threshold before. I am more susceptible to panic attacks than an average person. The distance between an average state of mind and sheer anxiety decreases the more caffeine I consume, the more my thoughts run rampant and the less I sleep. When this distance has decreased and I’m slightly hypomanic I can […]

Bipolar & Employment

Many people with bipolar disorder hold down jobs, just like everyone else. We get up, swear in traffic, survive on coffee and rant about our bosses behind their backs. But people with bipolar disorder or another mental illness have special challenges when it comes to work. We’re sick more often, we need time off for […]

The Highs and Lows of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is an often misunderstood mood disorder. As with most mental health issues, there is more awareness around bipolar disorder, but that awareness isn’t always accurate. Bipolar disorder involves severe mood shifts from depression to mania. These mood swings are not short lived, like a typical bad or great day, but are disruptive to […]

Thinking of the past

I know when my mind is in overdrive I rehash every mistake I’ve ever made. I need to focus on where those mistakes have landed me… Molded me into the person I am today. I am a survivor of mental illness. I have taken on demons and won so far every day. I got this […]

I’m Okay

I feel peaceful for the first time in….I don’t know how long. Peaceful! Happy, even. Right now, life is good – even though, in some ways, it’s very bad. But somehow the external chaos isn’t touching me. I’m dealing with it, and it’s okay. I’m okay. I feel like ME again. There was a point tonight […]

This is me

I am all these things in one and possibly all in the same day lol though I don’t love my complexity… I’m learning to accept it. At least I feel that way today 🙂 https://iammyownisland.wordpress.com/2016/03/03/this-is-me/