As I point out often, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2009 after being put into an institution for a short time. One thing I have always stressed to people that were interested in me since I was 20 (I’m 40 now) is that I take medication. When I received my first diagnosis ofContinue reading “Dating a Person with a Diagnosed Mental Illness, Could You Do It? Should You Do It?”
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Knowing Your Triggers
First, let’s discuss what triggers are from a mental health standpoint: A trigger is something that sets off a memory tape or flashback transporting the person back to the event of her/his original trauma. Triggers are very personal; different things trigger different people. The survivor may begin to avoid situations and stimuli that she/he thinksContinue reading “Knowing Your Triggers”
Bipolar and Black
I’ve talked about mental illness many times in my blogs a lot because I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. I know that we have really been talking about it as a race because of some of the “crazy” things we’ve been seeing from celebrities. The biggest and first one that usually comesContinue reading “Bipolar and Black”
Let’s REALLY Talk About Suicide
I am republishing this because it is Suicide Awareness Month (September 2021). I battle with suicidal ideation on a daily basis and I want people to understand how some of us think when it comes to leaving this earth.