Daily Archives: 2014/07/08

Kitt O’Malley

In blogging about living with bipolar disorder, I have joined a movement of mental health consumers and advocates devoted to destigmatizing mental health issues. Together we offer each other compassion, support, and acceptance. Together we promote greater awareness and acceptance of mental health issues. Together we overcome the stigma within ourselves, within our families, and within our communities – local, state, national, and worldwide.

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Beautiful Contemplations

A few days ago, I told my doctor that I needed a break from all of this. I needed a break from the broken never ending tape recorder in my head that kept playing itself on an endless cycle of repeat.

This week I began a new medication. Like the beginning of any new medication I was incredibly nervous. I am going very well, still sedated but calmer then I have been in a long time. My anxiety has also dramatically decreased. However, the past few days have been a challenge; but as anyone who lives with any chronic illness or mental illness will tell you it is all a part of life. . .

There are few places where I can be honest about my experiences of mental illness, but on my blog through my writing is one of the places where my beautifully raw journey is laid out by me for all to view. Talking about the voices I hear (inner voices, in many circumstances), the dissociations I experience, my instances of self-harm is something that I am not ashamed to speak of. One of the messages that I want to get across to everyone reading my blog is that mental illness is not a condition to be ashamed of, it is after all something that does not discriminate; I am in fact quite a successful young lady yet have ended up with several mental illnesses. It is never your fault, you are beautiful, you are brave, it is okay- you can still lead a productive life despite having a mental illness. Yes it is very debilitating at times, but can be managed with the right therapy and perhaps medications…

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Trigger Warning: Suicidal ideation, mention of self-harm

Pepper Hadlow

I guess I don’t really believe in that point system anymore. I think I just had a series of unfortunate events, and I was ill-equipped to cope. It was just some bad luck. Everyone gets that.

The universe, in my opinion, is pretty neutral. It’s got its own order of operations, and sometimes people get dealt a tricky hand.

Life doesn’t stack the deck in favor of the people who aren’t as good at the game. It doesn’t dole out less crap to the bipolar people, the schizophrenic people, the obsessive compulsive people.

We’re all dealing with relatively equal amounts of crap. Some of just have a harder time dealing with it. It sucks.

I’m not going to just sit here hoping for another car accident, though. I’m going to try to get better at the game.

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The Schizoid and the Cat

I’m 47 and have been diagnosed with SPD and PTSD for 18 months, and OCD for about 6 weeks.

I’ve spent my first 40 something years either wondering what the hell was going on, or hiding behind a mask of alcohol.

This blog is not for me, it’s written for the countless people out there who just don’t know.

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Living with Mental Disorders

My name is not important, but lets call me Alex for the fun of it. I’m happily married. I’m gay. I have lived through abuse and self-harm. And I live with OCD, panic anxiety, depression and a sleep disorder. This blog is about the ups and downs of living with all of this. About living a life with a brain that doesn’t follow your orders.

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