Over the years, mine has told me… You can’t. You’re not good enough. You’ll never amount to anything. People just tolerate you. You have no real friends. You’re not lovable. Life is pointless. These are dangerous assertions, especially for someone who struggles with depression. Unfortunately, those struggling with depression have these thoughts more often and tend to… Read More Your Brain is Often a Liar. Be careful as to what you believe.
You survived. Social Media Celebrations Social media feeds are filled with end-of-the-school-year photos of smiling students holding awards, graduating, sharing their A’s and B’s with the world, and other joyous moments that come along with making it through another academic year. Celebrating the Others This is for the others…whose biggest achievement was actually making it through the… Read More Another school year done, thank goodness.
(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.