In this vlog I explain the reasons why I chose to put myself out here on video talking about my mental health issues. I also mention how I never really liked the phrase “fighting to end the stigma toward mental illness.”
I have spent enough of my life fighting and being angry. I am in recovery now and I want to move past all that. I explain what I try to do instead.
Even though it’s not always fun, I think I am finally learning what it means to be a grateful recovering addict with mental illness. I am specifically recovering from alcoholism, sex and love addiction, borderline personality disorder and bipolar. In this video I talk about the things I am thankful for in my recovery. Now I can see; if it wasn’t for my past I wouldn’t be the person I am today.
May 6-12 is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. I have definitely felt the impact of misunderstanding of children’s mental health issues in my life. My psychiatric issues started to develop when I was very young. I can tell you from my experience they were not something I ever grew out of. Things just got worse.
I am 26 now and I am finally getting the proper psychiatric care I have needed all along. My life is finally turning around.
BTW, I designed my shirt myself… I know I am a geek.
Feel free to leave a comment on your experience with this issue. You can also connect with me through the links below.
In this video I talk about a couple projects I have going on for Mental Health and Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. I will have a video for BPD awareness month out soon going over the criteria for diagnosing it and why it is so misunderstood. Please let me know about what projects you are involved in this May to raise mental health awareness and I will try to help get the word out.
Below are the links I mention in the video:
BPD awareness brochure: www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.com/blog/presidents-blog
KindleALight YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/kindleALight
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