The word "Selfish" has been ruined by those who take it to extremes. Its not a 4 Letter Word, it's not bad if you find and re-work its balance. Its necessary if we want to give part of ourselves to others.
On September 5, 2016
I never intended to Survive Suicide
Am I grateful I did?
In every single way. Yes.
This year has been a year of transformation, transparency and finding truth within me. This video talks about all the things I've learned in just ONE YEAR of what happens when I started choosing to actually live with Bipolar.
It's made the term Mental Health Warrior, take on a different completely meaning.
One Year: The Things I've Learned
When we speak about Mental Health Awareness we often forget that is not just about talking about how our Mental Illness makes us feel (although EXTREMELY important)
However, it can often mean we forget or don't talk about being aware of our actual Mental HEALTH.
By getting to know my Bipolar Disorder I am not only taking my Self Care to the MAX, but I am also helping my support system around me to not just understand Bipolar Disorder but to also understand the characteristics and traits of MY Bipolar Disorder.
We are all different, meaning our illness' can also be. For us to understand that helps others understand that as well.
Is it a lot of work? Yes.
Is it fun? No
Will it help us live with our Mental Illness and strengthen us? You bet your booty!
Here is how I did it, every step.
Can a Textbook Definition of a part of you suddenly become who you are in the eyes of others?
When they do, or when we even do...
Then the Stigma of Mental Illness begins or continues its deathly formation.
Can you state today"
I AM NOT A TEXTBOOK DEFINTION