I'm in the middle of transitioning all of my posts here to my other blog 2 Much Testosterone. Eventually I will delete this blog altogether.
Since being diagnosed in August 2011 I've attempted to keep my blogs separate and I'm at the stage of acceptance with my diagnosis and want to keep it under one roof, so to speak.
So please join me over there. I have a "Bipolar Blogging" tab where all my posts from here will go. I don't want to lose anyone along the way...
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
"You don't want to get better."
"If you would just act happy then may you would BE happy."
"You're sucking the life out of me."
Depression (and/or manic depression; aka: Bipolar Disorder) is a treatable medical illness involving an imbalance of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters and neuropeptides. It’s not a character flaw or a sign of personal weakness. Just like you can’t “wish away” diabetes, heart disease, or any other physical illness, you can’t make depression go away by trying to “snap out of it.”
Nearly six (6) million adult Americans are affected by bipolar disorder. Like depression and other serious illnesses, bipolar disorder can also negatively affect spouses and partners, family members, friends, and coworkers.
People with bipolar disorder experience bipolar depression (the lows) more often than mania or hypomania (the highs). Bipolar depression is also more likely to be accompanied by disability and suicidal thinking and behavior.
So yeah...Think before you speak. Just because the illness isn't visible to the naked eye, it still exists. And it's fucking painful to experience.