(Originally published on www.woundedbirdsministry.com) Sharing my bipolar diagnosis is terrifying. Questions circle my mind: Will they understand it? Will they accept it? Will they remain in my life? The stigma of mental illness is so colossal and tenacious that people become uneasy discussing mental illness, let alone trying to understand it. To be stigmatized is to be shamed, disgraced,… Read More Bipolar is My Elephant in the Room: Let me introduce you.
Each day, my body reminds me of that sultry summer day. I was twenty years old and on my way to work at a nearby shopping mall. The light was green. Nonetheless, as I entered the intersection, a cement mixer barreled from the other direction, took a turn, and hit the driver’s side of my… Read More Cement Mixer, Lawyer, & Pains…lifelong pains
No one is immune. My Truth I became a mental health awareness advocate due to my own struggles with severe depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. When my situation finally began to improve (with the help of a psychiatrist and proper medication), I became involved in fundraising for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). I wanted… Read More Mental Health Advocates are at Risk for Suicide Too