My mental illness

Hi everyone. Welcome back to my blog. It’s been little while and I’m actually not going to apologize even if I would like to do so. I’ve gotten worse in my mental state, depressed and indiffrent feeling. And I’m at this point in my life where I don’t want to sugarcoat the reality of my life that I’m actually going to confess something to all of you. At this point in life I don’t think it’s that much big of a deal anymore, but it still affect me daily. I have no problem with letting you all know.  I’ve got this mental illness called bipolar. Another reason for telling the world this is because I want to help change the stigma around people with mental illnesses. So that’s why I tend to go back and forth in my mental state as you might have noticed, and tend to not write when I’m getting my depressive periods of time because I didn’t feel ready to tell the world. If you think that I’m now considered dangerous because of this, I plead to you to please do some research first. I’m actually going to give you some basic information about this in this blogpost but the rest you’ll have to look up yourself.

I’m bipolar. I take my medication daily. Just like some people have to take medication because of their physical disabilities and problems. I’m now at this critical point where I might have to switch to diffrent medications because It just isn’t working for me. That’s okay, that’s how life works sometimes.

Now to some information about this bipolar illness. I think the pictures below describes it all pretty well.

Bildresultat för bipolar

Basically, you get these episodes of mania and depression throughout your life and sometimes you’re too high up on the mood scale, sometimes your in the middle (normal state) and sometimes you’re just too low down on the mood scale. We’re talking extremes here from feeling like the happiest, luckiest person on earth to feeling like the most depressed, suicidal person on earth. Of course, with the right medication you can mitigate these extreme episodes into more or normal states (which is what I’ve been doing, but now need another new medication or higher dose since it’s not working anymore) That’s some brief information about bipolar illness for you.

Next up I’m going to write a post about my view on mental illness and spirituality.

Best wishes,

/Viola Whimsical



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