Behavioral health hospital: days 3 – 5

I decided to do these days together because there was a lot of repetition and I don't want to put you through that. Here are some highlights though. Days 3 and 4 were weekend days and so very little happened, more time was spent coloring, reading, or watching TV. There were some groups, but less… Continue reading Behavioral health hospital: days 3 – 5

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