This post is an incredibly sad one for me to write. This blog will no longer be continuing, and I'm honestly so upset about it. Psych Central will be sold and our blogs will be ended as of the end of this month. This will be the last blog post I write on this site.
Telling somebody about your mental illness for the first time can be nerve-wracking, whether it's bipolar disorder or another diagnosis. It's hard to know how people will react, and there's often the worry about stigma.
Let's finish up the month with the rest of this month's positives despite coronavirus! As always, feel free to share your positive's for the month in the comments.
My last post focused on how valid and acceptable it is to put yourself first and to cancel plans if you need to. Self-care is vital. This time I want to focus on cancelled plans from the perspective of a loved one.
I'm back again with my positives so far this month and thankfully, there have been quite a few of them. As always, I'd love to hear yours if you want to share them.
I've realised over time, even more so recently, that you can't change what your loved ones are going to do, even if you don't agree with them. You can express your feelings, you can ask them to change, but you can't force them to see things from your point of view or to act in the way you believe is right.
I'm carrying on with my positives for this month during the coronavirus lockdown. I've had some lovely ones this month and I'd love to hear yours.