Living with a mental illness can be frustrating and unpredictable, even on the "good" days. When the "bad" days become more frequent or even unbearable — and you struggle to get out of bed, are forced to cancel plans, or miss work — you might decide that you need a little extra support.
What made you seek treatment, either for the first time or after a length of time without it? Share your defining moment with us in the comments below.
I'm taking it one day at a time!
also have some new physical health conditions to add to the list that I'm taking care of!
#Bipolar1Disorder #Autism #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #Anxiety #TicDisorders #EatingDisorders #Addiction #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #GenderDysphoria #Hypertension #HighCholesterol #LearningDisabilities #Osteoporosis #PersonalityDisorders #SleepDisorders
I’ve been watching this show on Hulu called Shadowhunters; there’s a character named Jayce and he’s been possessed by a demon. The possession took away everything in his mind to which equates to his lover is nonstop being murdered by him and he can’t control himself from killing her again and again as she keeps popping up. His brother and sister who are also Shadowhunters go inside his mind with the help of a warlock to search for the real Jayce. Since his sister and brother had been taken away in his childhood memories, the grown up Izzy and Alec (brother and sister) find the real Jayce and persuade him that they aren’t the demon in disguise torturing him again. The fact that the childhood memory was about them sword fighting and laughing their little selves out and then losing them in that memory, made me immediately think about my sisters and me, with me losing connection with them so soon in life. I was only in late elementary/early middle school when my younger sister stopped wanting to hang out with me and my other sister didn’t know how to handle my personality disorder (which we had no idea about yet). I blubbered like a baby during the entire thing and had to pause it to write it in my journal and here. #Anxiety #innerchild #Healing #Depression #PersonalityDisorders
Manipulation isn't a formal symptom of bipolar disorder, although some people with the condition may exhibit this behavior. In some cases, manipulative behavior is a result of living with another mental health condition, such as personality disorders #BPD #ubpd #bipolarworld #BipolarDisorder
People with Borderline Personality and Narcissistic Personality Disorders can find one another attractive and may actually forge more stable relationships with one another, at times, than they can with people without personality disorders. #BPD #narcissistic #MentalHealth #MentalIllness
Finding the just-right-for-you medication (or combination of meds) can be an incredibly difficult process, full of trial and error as well as appointments with your doctor.
How many medications have you tried to manage your BPD symptoms? Comment with your number/range below.
P.S. And for those still searching for the "right" medication or who are treatment-resistant, we’re sending you extra Mighty love today.
Driving up and down gravel roads looking or old farms is both calming and exhilarating. I drive slower because I'm searching, which allows me time to practice mindfulness. When I see a copse of trees, or a glimpse of old wood, my heart beats faster in anticipation of what might be waiting around the corner. This is my therapy.
#Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar2Disorder #CPTSD #Cannabis #CannabisDependence #CocaineDependence #MentalHealth #MightyPets #PersonalityDisorders #SubstanceUseDisorders #Suicide #SuicideIdeation #SuicideSurvivors