๐Ÿ”ƒ Reblog: Mental health myths you wouldnโ€™t believe still exist

drbenjanaway.com "Regardless of the universality of the problem, many people still labor under false beliefs. So we hope that by breaking some of these myths down that we can not only eliminate some undeserved stigma, but encourage a community driven empathy toward those who ask for it." "To study the phenomena of disease without books … Continue reading ๐Ÿ”ƒ Reblog: Mental health myths you wouldnโ€™t believe still exist

25 Signs And Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder (from True Activist)

25 Signs and Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder From True Activist (Note: I took the opportunity to edit this article for my blog format so readers do not have to put up with a hundred advertisements and the annoying slideshow) The ability of people to function productively and cope effectively with the rigors of daily life … Continue reading 25 Signs And Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder (from True Activist)

Hypomania: Personal anecdotes

https://youtu.be/1LE0LPBnFfg "Hypomania (literally "under mania" or "less than mania") is a mood state characterized by persistent disinhibition and mood elevation (euphoria), with behavior that is noticeably different from the person's typical behavior when in a non-depressed state. It may involve irritability, but less severely than full mania. According to DSM-5 criteria, hypomania is distinct from … Continue reading Hypomania: Personal anecdotes

A comprehensive understanding of Bipolar Disorder

Signs and symptoms Bipolar Disorder is a condition in which people experience abnormally elevated (manic or hypomanic) and, in many cases, abnormally depressed states for periods in a way that interferes with functioning. Not everyone's symptoms are the same, and there is no simple physiological test to co.nfirm the disorder. Bipolar Disorder can appear to … Continue reading A comprehensive understanding of Bipolar Disorder

๐Ÿ”ƒ Reblog: The Less Contact I Have With People The Better Off I Am…. Bipolar and Sensitivity

Patricia Nees

Sometimes it seems that no matter what I do or say itโ€™s the wrong thing. I mean well, but I feel at times that I am judged unfairly. And feeling that I am just better off being alone
most of the time. I like some people but even the ones I love fall short when I need them. I talk too loud, I laugh too loud, I say more than I should but none of this is on purpose. I am who I am and I canโ€™t change
that. Either accept me and quit criticizing me or just let me be to myself. I thought I had good relationships with my family but I think I am overstating that with a few of them. I can live with myself and I can take care
of myself. Asking for favors is no longer an option with one of my family membersโ€ฆ

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๐Ÿ”ƒ Reblog: Life with Mental Illness: Why Do We Accept Being Loved in Halves?

More good inspiration via Hannah.

Halfway2Hannah

One of my favorite writers, April Green, wrote a short poem that really spoke to me.

And the moon looked down at her and said: โ€˜you are too full of everything that makes you whole to ever be loved in halves.โ€™

I sent it to my friend, Sarah Snow,ย who is known for creating visually inspiring videos, each one with a resonating message. She was just as inspired, and we connected with April. Sarah, alongside artist Donna Adi, created a video with a profound message about what itโ€™s like when the person you love doesnโ€™t love you back.

The response to the video, with over 2 million views, clearly shows the number of people who can relate to this message, especially those of us living with a mental illness.

As confident as I may appear to many people, it is difficult to admit that I have always acceptedโ€ฆ

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