Daily Archives: 2014/02/01

Bipolar For Life

It gives me comfort to know that I am not the only crazy person in the world.  Yes, I know the numbers and statistics, but sometimes the isolation of my own particular variety of bent mind makes me feel as if no one else could possibly have experiences even mildly reminiscent of mine.

This is where Mental Health Blogging comes in.  Here in this wonderfully crazy part of the blogosphere, we let our hair down, and let our brains hang out.  We listen and console and comfort each other.  We do not throw spears at each others’ heads.  Instead, we provide a warm, loving community, something we all need desperately.

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How do you eat an elephant?

I don’t need to tell you how important mental health is, or how much I believe with all of my heart that we need to embrace it, understand it, talk about it and sometimes, even scream and shout about it* Every single person on the planet has mental health whether it’s good, bad, or a mixture of the two and as far as I’m concerned that makes it very, very important to all of us.

Last year I took a bit of a leap of faith and shared my blog with everyone I know on Facebook. I decided that writing an anonymous blog didn’t square up with some of the things I believed about acceptance and stamping out stigma. . .

Trigger warning:  Mention of eating disorder.

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Pieces of Me

As most of you know, I live with both chronic physical and mental health issues.  Maybe youve noticed that I havent been around much lately, and maybe not.  This is because the physical issues have been kicking my ass, and I really havent felt up to writing all that often.  This is currently the case, but I wanted to get my pledge in, and say that even though I may not be around as much, Im still committed to the cause.

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Shedding Light on Mental Illness

Hi my name is Amy Gamble and I am a former Olympic Athlete who lives with Bipolar Disorder.  I was diagnosed with a mental illness 15 years ago and have struggled my way to recovery through many trials and tribulations.  I decided to start blogging because I wanted to contribute to the dialogue about mental illness.  I wanted to help raise awareness with the hope that one more voice can help eliminate Stigma.  I am excited to add my blog “Shedding Light on Mental Illness” to the many blogs out there doing good stuff.

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