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5 Positives Of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a lifelong illness, it’s something that will always be with me and being a positive person by nature, I always try to look at the positive side of things when I feel able. I’m not saying by any means that I enjoy having this illness, there are so many severe negatives that come with it and it makes life so much harder, but I have found some positive aspects in amongst my struggles.



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#1positivething

I have found that Twitter is a beautiful place to connect with others who understand your struggles and experiences in your life, whatever they may be. I have connected with other spoonies and others with mental health struggles, and I find the community there so supportive.


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Poetry And Expressing Yourself

Trying to describe your illness and explain how it affects you can be extremely difficult I find, especially when it comes to mental illness. I can find it difficult to express how aspects of my bipolar disorder affect me and I find that sometimes, for some reason, it's easier for me to express myself through poetry.


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Grief and Mental Health

Losing someone you love whether you have a mental illness or not, is one of the hardest things we go through in life; it’s extremely tough to deal with someone dear to you passing away. During these times of grief it’s vital we look after our mental health.


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Tracking Your Moods

When you have a mental illness like Bipolar Disorder it can be extremely helpful to track your moods. This can allow you to be more self-aware, as it can be all too easy to find your mood slipping or rising without being fully aware of it until you are in a full-blown episode, especially if like me the process can sometimes be very gradual.


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Deteriorating Mental Health

I’ve been struggling to write something over the last week because I’m finding things really difficult right now, so I thought that I would be completely transparent  and write about what I am going through with my mental health.


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Stigma and Mental Illness

There is so much stigma around mental illness and it’s vital that we break this down. There always has been this stigma throughout the years and although things have gotten gradually a little better, there is still far too much stigma where there should be none. In its place should be understanding, knowledge, support and acceptance.


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World Mental Health Day 2018

Today is World Mental Health Day, a globally recognised day to talk about mental health, to raise awareness about it and to try to break down the stigma that is associated with it. This should be something that is worked on every single day but having a day like this that draws attention to the subject, that gets people talking about it, can only be a good thing.