๐Ÿ“น VLOG: Living with Bipolar Type 2 (mental health)

https://youtu.be/wB_JHAm7Izw Originally recorded on Jul 5, 2019 Mental illness is a serious, life-long, life-debilitating condition. I have to live with this for the rest of my life. I take appropriate medication every day, twice a day. I don't fall asleep until hours after midnight after I've already worked my head out from underwater. When I … Continue reading ๐Ÿ“น VLOG: Living with Bipolar Type 2 (mental health)

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

“Are You Highly Sensitive and Bipolar?” from Psychology Today

Are You Highly Sensitive and Bipolar? Six essential strategies for coping. By Deborah Ward from Psychology Today, originally published Jul 28, 2017 Highly sensitive people absorb a lot of information from the world around us. Consequently, we can easily become anxious, stressed, depressed, or overwhelmed. Our sensitive nature also means we feel other peoplesโ€™ emotions … Continue reading “Are You Highly Sensitive and Bipolar?” from Psychology Today

Managers, Firefighters, Exiles, and the Self

The last time I saw my therapist, I was talking to her about fragmentation, how there are fragments of myself, subpersonalities that aren't integrated, and she suggested this article about addiction and the Internal Family System. A recent and widespread subpersonality method is Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS therapy), developed by Richard C. Schwartz. He … Continue reading Managers, Firefighters, Exiles, and the Self

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

Futility and depression are synonymous

https://youtu.be/GGorABGw418 Quotes from the video from Teal Swan "You refuse to cut your losses." [Wow. This might be the best description of depression I've ever seen.] "Whatever you resist, persists." "You're committed to a dead end." "Why would I scream if there's no one near to hear me?" "Basically you're aware that these little things … Continue reading Futility and depression are synonymous

๐Ÿ”ƒ Reblog: Too… Sensitive.

Sensitivity is a gift. You’re not “too” sensitive. You are just enough sensitive.

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Something that I feel has come up a lot over the last week or so, is this notion of being โ€˜tooโ€™ something. It was something that was mentioned in my writing on Tuesday and, unsurprisingly, something we discussed in therapy on Wednesday. Last weekend I found myself mentally compiling a list of everything I felt I was tooโ€ฆ

  • Too sensitive
  • Too emotional
  • Too caring
  • Too tired
  • Too disorganised
  • Too big
  • Too quiet
  • Too open minded

I also felt that I do things too much, things likeโ€ฆ

  • Thinking
  • Procrastinating
  • Spending time mindlessly scrolling through Twitter or Instagramโ€ฆ

When you look at them in a list, when your logical brain
kicks in, it all seems rather ridiculous. How can any of us be too anything? We are who we are โ€“ I am a
sensitive, caring, disorganised and open-minded person who spends a lotโ€ฆ

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