With ADD, Bi-Polar, Anxiety, Mood-disorder, & Depression, I’m a mess. I could feel sorry for myself and sulk but most of the time I don’t. Heavy doses of medication, a solid support system and an ever changing course of medication helps keep me on track. Helps is the key word because my conditions are a part of me but they don’t define me.
I’m not telling you to Relax Damit! It’s a motto I have adopted for myself. To re Relax is somewhere in between depression and mania.
I just replied to a fellow blogger and it got me thinking on why I recently started blogging. It is no secret that those of us that have a mental illness are typically dealing with our condition in the dark and alone. I have the utmost respect for my medical and support team (family friends etc..) but they are not in my head. They just don’t get it.
I started my blog to help myself and maybe inspire others. If I see something that may aid in that I am happy to pass it along. I want to be there for others who need someone who might get what they are going through. I am Bipolar. I have General Anxiety Disorder, Depression, ADD, and Mood Disorders.
I don’t like to say I suffer from Mental illness because that is giving in to labels and feeling sorry for myself, but in fact at times I am suffering. At times I am not.
I have no formal training. All I have to offer what I have learned from my personal experiences and my hopes and goals for the path that I am on.
More often that not it my loved ones who are suffering because they can’t understand what they I am going through no matter how much they try or the good intentions they have.
For years I went to a Bipolar support group weekly but I got frustrated because more time was spent reading out of a book and following a program than talking with each other.
I have no interest in looking at my stats or making money from this blog. I am looking for ways to inspire myself and help support others.
Many of us are suffering from issues. The issues don’t have to be Mental health related.
Many of my posts will be a repost from others. If I see something that inspires me I am happy to pass it along. If something I say inspires you feel free to reblog it. Most of the people like myself need to see rays of hope. A little beauty goes along way. The repost might be poetry, photography, inspirational posts from others or just random things that interest me. I hope you don’t mind if I share some of your posts in the future.
For the first time since started blogging I am updating my welcome page. I am going through a new challenge. The BiPolar bear is going through a divorce. Divorce is considered to be one of the most stressful experiences that a person can go through. Now, throw mental health into the mix. Many of my newer posts are related to this challenge. The posts often contradict each other or just ramble. How I feel today might be the opposite of how I feel tomorrow. Thank you for your patience.
Pardon me if I am rambling, I tend to do that.