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Friday, September 9, 2016
Announcement: Bipolar 1 Disorder
As I'm sure some of you have noticed, my posts haven't really been me lately. That's because I've been wrestling with a serious depressive episode. A few years ago, after years of wrong diagnoses, I was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 disorder (along with other things). In my personal opinion, my best posts are written when I'm manic. That's when I'm at my most creative and when I feel like I can do anything. When I'm at baseline my posts while not stellar, aren't lack-luster or horrible. But when I'm depressed...I feel like the world is crashing in on me. Like I can't do anything. I still write because I need to, or I know I will just stop permanently. Unfortunately that leaves me with dull, uninteresting posts. I hate it.
This post is my strike at breaking the stigma around mental illnesses, specifically Bipolar 1.