It’s My Mental Illness and I’ll Romanticize It If I Want To

I've been told I Romanticize my mental illness and that I absolutely should not do that. Well, I'm doing it anyway. I love being Bipolar and I wouldn't have it any other way. It took me fifteen years to get here. For fifteen years I was ashamed and embarrassed of something I had absolutely no… Continue reading It’s My Mental Illness and I’ll Romanticize It If I Want To

Interesting Bipolar Disorder Statistics

People with bipolar disorder, on average, suffer 10 years before receiving treatment and only 49% of bipolar individuals receive treatment. The average age of American bipolar disorder onset is 25 years old 83% of bipolar cases are considered severe. More than 66% of people with bipolar disorder have one or more relatives with bipolar disorder… Continue reading Interesting Bipolar Disorder Statistics

How To Help A Loved One That Is Depressed or Suicidal

Watching someone they love experience depression or suicidal thoughts can weigh heavily on support people such as family, friends and partners. Often, support people do not know what to do or say to help. This can lead to either the support person doing nothing out of fear of making the situation worse, or the support… Continue reading How To Help A Loved One That Is Depressed or Suicidal