Bipolar Disorder

My Experience With Crisis Services

I’ve been struggling with the symptoms of my bipolar disorder since I was a pre-teen, despite only being diagnosed in my mid-twenties, so unfortunately, I’ve had plenty of experience with crisis services. I’ve experienced crisis services in hospital, through emergency services and through having a crisis team after my diagnosis. Some of these experiences have been absolutely horrendous and some have been literally lifesaving; sadly, the latter is in the minority.

Bipolar Disorder

25 Ways YOU Can Get Involved in World Mental Health Day 2019

World Mental Health Day is the 10th of October, this year’s topic is Suicide Prevention. It’s time to speak out, to get involved. I’ve compiled a list of practical ideas that you can get involved today, some more practical and some that can allow you to connect with how you are feeling and nurture your own mental health. These can also be used at any time, the conversation should be ongoing.

Bipolar Disorder

Why It’s OK To Feel Negative

I’m a very positive person by nature, I always have been. Even though I’ve been through a lot and go through a lot each day, I always try to keep getting on with things the best I can, to look on the positive side of things. I find humour in hard times and moments of joy during dark days; I find ways to keep going as much as I can and get on with my usual routine.