Things That Have Helped My Mental Health Lately

Things That Have Helped My Mental Health Lately

If you have been following me on social media, and happened to see any of my posts pop of in your feed (as I know several platforms mess that up) you will know I've been dealing with a depressive phase in my bipolar cycle. And it was a rather moderate-severe one, which is something I haven't had in a while since switching off of medication almost four years ago. With this I honestly thought I was going to completely fall off the wagon and resume some of my old addictions. But I didn't because of these items, and they have helped me return to a more stable ground though I know it's only temporary and I need to go in to get medication again for my Bipolar Disorder. …

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Bipolar Disorder Type II – The Update

Bipolar Disorder Type II – The Update

Recently, I've been noticing that a blog post that I made when I first created my blog has been getting a lot of traffic. And that's my story with Bipolar Disorder Type II. As it has been a while since I wrote that post which was back in June 2015, I thought it would be a good idea to make an updated post. And this has been something I've been debating on making for a while, but just haven't figured out the words that I wanted to say.…

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Self-Medicating Bipolar Disorder

Self-Medicating Bipolar Disorder

I really wanted to talk about mental disorders and mental illness today, specifically Bipolar Disorder, and how I cope or treat my symptoms. As this is something I often get questions about, as people who have been reading my blog for a long time since before when it was on Tumblr, know that I do not take medication to treat my mental disorder. Some of these questions include: why did you decide to be self-medicated, what do you do to help maintain your moods without medication, etc.?…

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Tips for Battling Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Tips for Battling Anxiety and Panic Attacks

On an almost monthly basis, I become overwhelmed with anxiety or encounter panic attacks. Mainly because I automatically bottle up all emotions until they reach a breaking point, often without realizing that I'm doing that in the first place. And these attacks can be crippling taking away complete focus or time away from other things I need to be doing like work, everyday life, or activities. And it's really hard to snap out of them and resume what I was doing previously. I am by no means a subject matter expert in this area but I have learned quite a few things to help when these attacks come on. And just dealing with anxiety in general. Which I thought would be helpful to share.…

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