I haven’t written much recently, for months now. There has been a lot going on in my life, my relationship ended and my job has become highly stressful. I have moved out and had to adjust to a change of … Continue reading Shame and Mental Illness
For the last few days I have been having hypomanic symptoms, an increase in energy and creativity and productivity alongside feeling pretty good about life itself. These are all symptoms that I thoroughly enjoy about mania, until it crashes. In … Continue reading Coming down from Mania
In this post I outline all the methods I use to manage the symptoms of mental illness and take steps towards recovery. This will be similar to my Coping With Bipolar Mixed Episodes post but more aimed at mental illness … Continue reading Managing Menatal Illness through Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Wanting to quit my job is an element of my bipolar disorder that I experience regularly, and it causes a great deal of discomfort within me. Within bipolar disorder there are two main mood phases, mania and depression. In mania, … Continue reading Coping with Bipolar Mixed Symptoms & Wanting to quit my job.
I am struggling to figure out if I am having early warning signs of depression of if I am still in the middle of a mixed episode. Potential Depression Signals I have experienced what feels like a slowing down, but … Continue reading Mixed Episode or Early Warning Signs