You’re Just Like Me: John Doe

So, you have a Mental Illness?…Which One?

Bipolar 2, Complex PTSD

When you were diagnosed, what age where you? Where were you in your life?

The PTSD diagnosis happened when I was 20-ish, it altered to CPTSD about two decades later. Bipolar was diagnosed recently (mid 40s). Where was I? I’ve never been stable for long (geographically even), but I’m standing still now.

How do you cope/relax from your mental illness?

Strict medication compliance and very lovely and loving dogs. Taking things a day, hour, minute at a time.

What are 3 words that you would describe how your illness makes you feel?

I don’t know.

If you could talk to world leaders about mental illness, what would be the one thing you discuss?

Erasing words like ‘madness’ from any discussion of it. Maybe even a new word for mental. There’s enough genetic research and science around for the current stigma to be utterly unacceptable bullshit. Grrr!

What is some advice you would give someone who is fighting mental illness?

Take your meds!

How can we keep in touch with you? (blog, Facebook, Twitter)

Rant on, my friends!

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