So, every Friday I am going to have a GUEST BLOGGER that is suffuring from mental illness, just like you and me. They will be talking about their experiences. Please help me welcome guest blogger BIPOLAR ON FIRE as my first blogger. YAYYYAYYYY!
So you have a mental illness.. Which one?
I have Bipolar Disorder. SO BAD!!!
When were you diagnosis & how old were you?
I was diagnosed probably about ten years ago which would have made me about thirty seven years old, after I had lost just about everything in life.
How do you cope with your mental illness?
I cope with my mental illness by taking scads of drugs. I just tried ECT for my bipolar depression, and it didn’t work. I am also in therapy, and I write my blog. The most important thing is to never give up. My mom has some friend who does the laying on of hands, you know, prayer-wise? She has offered to do this for me and I said to set it up. I’m open to literally anything. I’d go to a witch doctor.
What are 3 words that you would describe how your illness makes you feel?
Three words that describe how my illness makes me feel are Crazy, Desperate and Unstable
What are some ways you relax from your illness?
I try to exercise every day, which is good to calm the mind and rid the body of excess energy. Reading can also calm my mind. I used to relax with marijuana but I became too excessive with it. I miss it terribly.
What is some advice you would give to your fellow soldiers fighting this fight?
My advice would be to use WordPress to get support, read the blogs, write on them for support, be as honest as possible, there is a lot of support here. In the real world also do the same. The level of support is usually proportionate to your level of honesty as to what you are going through. Allow yourself to be supported and know that you deserve it.
Do you have any books, websites, writers, shows, music, etc that has helped you cope that you like to share?
I read the WordPress blogs that are tagged “Bipolar”, “Bipolar Disorder”, and “Mental Illness” and I find a tremendous amount of support there.
Tell us your blog or how we can keep in contact with you:
bipolaronfire.com YEAH BABY!!!
If your interested in being featured as a B.U.L.’s(Bipolar, Unemployed & Lost) weekly GUEST BLOGGER, please email the above questions and answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will feature your Q&A! I’d love to hear your experience and motivation to fight this horrible diseases.