The Dark Side of Bipolar Disorder

I have been living with bipolar disorder for about 4 years now. It was initially misdiagnosed as Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Since Bipolar 2 disorder is characterised mainly by severe depressive episodes and hypomaina (which can be hard to detect and diagnose - since most, if not all people exhibit hypo-mania as extreme happiness). Whereas, [...]

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Chronic illnesses That Are Linked To Mental Health

Certain Chronic illnesses are linked to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Symptoms of Depression are as follows: Persistent SadnessInsomnia or sleepinessIncreased or decrease appetiteSuicidal thoughtsLack of concentrationSocial isolationExcessive cryingRepeatedly going over thoughtsWeight gain or weight lossSlowness in activityFatigue Symptoms of Anxiety are as follows: Hyper-vigilanceLack of concentrationExcessive worryFeelings of impending doomRestlessnessIrritabilityNauseaPalpitationsTremblingRacing thoughtsSweating [...]

It Is Not A Failure

It is not a failure to have an illness. You do not need to forgive yourself. It is not a failure to have an illness. You need to embrace yourself. It is not a failure to have an illness. You are worthy exactly as you are today. Thank you for being with me. Let us [...]

You Are Worthy

Your worth is not in the things you do. Your worth lies in your nurturing nature, despite what you have gone through. You go beyond your limit in life. You are so strong from the inside. You sacrifice for that one smile. You are there for people; you love all the while. You are a true human being of [...]

That Home

Where the doors are moaning all day long,Where the stairs are leaning dusk till dawn. Where the windows are breathing in the light,Where the rooms are a collection of our lives. This is a place where I don't feel alone A safe Haven, This is a place that I call my home...** Thank you for [...]

Reclaiming My Body Part 3

This article may be sensitive for certain readers. Please take notice of this. It contains content regarding sexual assault. If you have not read the first part here is the link to part one. If you have not read the second part here is the link to part two. Stages of Recovery Mourning and Remembering [...]

Reclaiming My Body Part 1

This article may be sensitive for certain readers. Please take notice of this. It contains content regarding sexual assault. Whilst Growing Up When I was younger, I was always an extremely reserved and introverted kid who felt comfortable in her own skin. I grew up in a sheltered household that was full of love and [...]