🔃 Reblog: C is for C-PTSD

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It is the third day of the A to Z challenge and it is time for the letter C! I am loving this challenge because I feel I can spread awareness around mental illnesses that are more than just a short term thing, but actually affect people’s lives often permanently. So today’s post is about C-PTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). A lot of my blog has been around this disorder so far but I still feel like it deserves a place in this month’s challenge. So here we go!

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is linked to complex trauma. Unlike Post-traumatic stress disorder, that is based upon a single event, CPTSD is often linked to long-term childhood trauma. Complex trauma does not only mean long-term, it also means that the trauma happened in a situation where there was no way out. The person was trapped in the situation, and…

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🔃 Reblog: 18 Memes That Really Get Bipolar Disorder

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While bipolar disorder is no laughing matter, memes bring me comfort to acknowledge there are others out there that know exactly how it feels to live with it. If you feel you might be triggered by memes by all means press the return arrow now. But if you’re happy to go on let me know which if any you relate to.

1. When you’re as changeable as a baby’s butt…

2. The racing thoughts…

3. Forward thinking formula…

4. Sometimes a med routine is hard to swallow in more ways than one…

5. Hello old friend…

6. The ‘good’ bipolar

7. Time sensitive mania…

8. Insomania…

9. Literal…

10. Navigating relationships…

11. Letting go of unhealthy friendships…

12. The overwhelm is real…

13. The struggle is real…

14. BP feelings chart…

15. How’d ya like me now?

16. When the penny drops…

17. Is he tho?…

18. Who said that?

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🔃 Reblog: Why I Wouldn’t Tell A Suicidal Person “Suicide Doesn’t End The Pain, It Passes It To Someone Else”

Wise words from Charlotte Underwood.

Charlotte Underwood

“Suicide doesn’t end the pain, it passes it to someone else”

It seems that this quote pops up all around the media and within the mental health community.

Last year, a photo with this exact saying went viral, and it plastered the mental health community.

And I’ll be honest in saying that part of me agrees; because I lived through it.

When I was 18, my father passed away due to a successful suicide attempt.

I know that it was his last choice. He did all he could to live but it didn’t work, he was never the type to give up without a fight.

I’ll never be mad at his choice because, in truth, I completely understand it.

I battled suicidal thoughts throughout my teen years and even today, they can still try to creep up on me.

But while my father’s pain did end, I found a…

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Kin by Mania: The Bond I Feel with Other Bipolar People is Inexplicable by Taylor Beck (@taylorbeck216 🐦)

"We charm people, or we offend them. That's the manic-depressive way. Our personality traits, like exuberance, drive, and openness, attract and alienate at once. Some are inspired by our curiosity, our risk-taking nature. Others are repelled by the energy, the ego, or the debates that can ruin dinner parties. We are intoxicating, and we are … Continue reading Kin by Mania: The Bond I Feel with Other Bipolar People is Inexplicable by Taylor Beck (@taylorbeck216 🐦)