Tag: anxiety

Bipolar depression stigma

Am I ‘faking it?’ Thoughts on having an invisible illness

  I look perfectly well. I can get out of bed. I shower, I wear clean clothes. I apply make up. I smile and chat and laugh. But I’m not ok, I’m far from it. This picture was taken when I was severely depressed in March of this year. My medication had been lowered and […]

Bipolar Mental health Panic attacks

How much is too much: Alcohol and Bipolar

I love a good drink. Alcohol plays a major role in how I relax and how I socialise. Over the years, as my moods have changed, so has my relationship with alcohol and my consumption. When I lived alone, I was in a manic state nearly the entire time and I drank often in my […]

Mental health stigma

Why Mental Health Awareness should be taught in Schools

I think it’s apt to say that my teenage years were complete and utter shite. My self esteem was severely low and I went from a bright, confident child to a throughly depressed teenager. I was diagnosed with depression when I was fourteen. I was what’s called a ‘school refuser.’ I enjoyed school; I wanted […]

Bipolar Mental health

101 Things Nobody Tells you about Bipolar

It is more than just happy or sad Bipolar is a complex long term condition Sufferers all have slightly different periods of depression, hypomania, mania and stability Depression will be severe and unrelenting A depressive episode could last months A hypomanic or manic episode could last months Mania is not always fun Mania makes you […]

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