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.