Managing Triggers

Whether near or far from home one of the most difficult aspects about living with bipolar disorder has always been learning to manage triggers. Some are easy such as avoiding alcohol and maintaining a healthy sleep schedules. Others, however, sneak up on you. The most triggering experiences I have had while abroad have been those […]

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Getting Diagnosed & Medicated

Being mediated is one thing however, being stable on medication is a whole other animal. The first time I took medication for mental illness, I was around 12 or 13. I had spent years diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, and at around the time I reached puberty it has blossomed into depression. I was a […]

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Why I Started This Blog

  I kept my diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder Type I as my most closely guarded secret for years. Knowing about my diagnosis was strictly on a need to know basis. I did everything in my power to hide it from boyfriends, roommates, and extended family members until about a year ago. I made up lies […]

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