Some art I made today. It has multiple meanings. First, I don't feel crazy and the colors I used in the background are supposed to be hopeful ones. I feel pretty in balance and I have some hope that this may last for a little bit. That's kind of what this represents. Second, I hate … Continue reading Crazy!
I know I have been partially absent from my blog lately. I was really feeling terrible when I was in the hospital with pancreatitis, and then I pretty much immediately had a friend go into the hospital with an illness. I have been reminded of how Archaic of opinions some of those in the medical … Continue reading Absent
I was helping someone who got sent to the ER by her doctor, and I witnessed one of the most ridiculous cases of stigma in a medical setting that I have seen in a long time. It was from a medical tech who made the Assumption that this sick person's illness had something to do … Continue reading Stigmatized
I have a friend on fb that thinks it's hilarious to post these kinds of things: I don't know how to explain to her that it's not funny. She's a pretty good friend, and she doesn't mean anything bad or stigmatizing by these posts, but her page is full of this kind of nonsense. I … Continue reading What to do?
The lobby at my therapist's office can be an interesting place. Sometimes I am pretty early, (I know, shocker for those of you who have been reading my blog for a while), and I have time to Observe all kinds of happenings. Sometimes it's just simple things, like people's phone conversations that they have on … Continue reading Lobby
Roughly 1 in 5 people in the US will suffer from some kind of mental health issue in their lifetime according to 2018 data from the National Institute of Health, yet significantly fewer than that receive treatment. Additionally, considering that this form of illness strikes nearly 20% of the population, there is still a surprising … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month
Does it bother you when you see things like this on Facebook posted by people whom you know do not understand mental illness? It irritates the heck out of me. I avoid Facebook to be honest because of stuff like this, but I do venture there from time to time to check on birthdays, etc. … Continue reading Appropriation?
Stealing is not something that I struggle with, or ever have, but I have known people that do when they are episodic and it's a part of this illness that has challenged me over time. For the longest time I couldn't understand how mania = shoplifting. I totally understood how mania = shopping, and I … Continue reading Stealing?
Bipolar Disorder is such a Treat Step right up and take a seat Nowhere for to run and hide On this terrifying ride Where some assume you are dead meat. Image from Pixabay