Tag: medication

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 stigma

Charged for being ill; Long term mental illness and paying for prescriptions

  I have Bipolar, a life long mental illness. I take medication to help me have some form of stability. Without it, I can become manic and a danger to myself, or severely depressed and suicidal. I need medication to function, to get up in the morning, to survive. Yet, I have to pay for […]

Bipolar Mental health

Missing Medication: Withdrawal and Side Effects

  It’s been around four months now that my psychiatrist has been telling my GP that I don’t need to see her every time I need a new prescription. It’s a situation that has been causing me a great deal of stress as it is nigh on impossible to see my doctor before I run […]

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