This week’s guest will be… me, OhTemp from Bipolar, Unemployed & Lost!I haven’t done one yet so I thought I might jump in line. I am really glad to be able to tell my story and the story of others with Mental Illness. We need to build a better system where we all can achieve maximum quality healthcare and understanding. Don’t give up on yourself and the ones you love.
Please send in your “You’re Just Like Me” Q&A! Love for you to share your story
So you have a mental illness.. Which one?
Well I was told once Bipolar, but then I was told Depression. They both stink.
When were you diagnosed & how old were you?
I was diagnosed at age 26. I finally went to see someone when everything in my life started to collapse. I lost my job, I was smoking too much, I was angrysadmadhappy all the time. It was a nightmare.
How do you cope with your mental illness?
I blog and take my medicine. Before medicine it was a 24hr wheel of terror, you never knew how I was going to feel or what I was going to do. It really helped me. Blogging has also become a way for me to express how I feel IN THE MOMENT, so I don’t have to hold it in.
What are 3 words that you would describe how your illness makes you feel?
Horrible, Lifeless, Alone
What are some ways you relax from your illness?
Umm.. I like to blog, haha. I like to do things with people so my mind isn’t always running. I like to eat 🙂
What is some advice you would give to your fellow soldiers fighting this fight?
If you’re not feeling good, don’t stay in that feeling, go and DO SOMETHING
Music has a great effect on people. Open that old CD you have and jam out. Stress reliever.
Find at least one person to talk to about uncomfortable things. This friend will help you recover faster
Don’t give up or in. Always know that somebody need you.
Tell us your blog or how e can keep in contact with you:
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 disease. Anonymous Welcomed!