A wonderful idea! I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in March of 2014. I will never forget the day I walked into the doctor’s office, finally fed up with my life and on the verge of suicide…the doctor asked me if I wanted to kill myself or had a plan to kill myself. I told her –
“No, I don’t truly want to die, I just don’t want to live like this anymore.” That would be truly be the turning point in my life and when I would finally start to heal many years of abuse, especially self abuse. I am happy to say that where I am now in my life is nowhere near where I was before. In part, I have my blog to thank for that. It gave me an outlet to navigate the ins and outs of the disorder as well as connect and relate with others going through the same thing. When I look back I wonder how I am still here. God is truly good.
My father was diagnosed with bipolar disorder but refused treatment and therapy….he didn’t believe that he needed it. My brother also lives with bipolar disorder. He was diagnosed before me and when it was my turn, he was there for me every step of the way. We have a better relationship now than we ever had before and I couldn’t be more thankful
I think what you are doing here is great and I am glad I get to share and celebrate
Mental Illness Survivor Day! I had no idea there was such a day so I am happy I crossed paths with you today
Thanks again for giving us an opportunity to share our stories with you here.
Take Care & God Bless
I’ve suffered with anxiety since I was 15, was never medicated I controlled it myself. When I had my son in 2012 I had PPD bad so my PCP put me on an anti anxiety/depression med to help. Well about 18 months later I decided to go off my meds myself and I went manic and my PCP put me in the funny house, not so fun. I was there 12 days, and diagnosed bipolar anxiety depression I was put on like 10 diff meds. We lived with family for 5 months to help me with my son while my husband worked and I was in out patient therapy. So 2 yrs later 2016 I’m on 3 physic meds a migraine med and thyroid med. and experienced a concussion on top. I’ve my good days and bad days fighting depression but never never do I ever give up the good fight!!!!
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