Self-harm Is Real - Free Mind Hive

Self-harm Is Real

When someone talks about self-harm, many still believe it's more of a silly myth and rather a stupid call for attention. But the truth is, it's not.

'Mary Please Try to Hurry Up' - By Diana Kihembo | Free Mind Hive

‘Mary Please Try to Hurry Up’ – By Diana Kihembo

“Mary please try to hurry up, you are too slow” said Mary’s mother. As Mary tried to rush and attend to her mother’s call, she accidentally dropped the glasses and they all broke into pieces. Just like before and several times, she had messed up. At the sound of it all her mum just shouted at her and as usual, called her all sorts of names.

Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week - October 2018 | Free Mind Hive

Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week – October 2018

Mental health week runs from 8-14th October with 10th being the #WORLDMENTALHEALTHDAY. Did you know that half of the mental disorders begin by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated yet they can be prevented. Many people suffer from more than one mental disorder at a given time such as depression, bipolar … Continue reading Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week – October 2018


Burble by a Bipolar Brain.

“I’m afraid I’m bipolar after all. I actually have Bipolar II Disorder. “

These are the words I mumbled to myself after my second (and correct) diagnosis. For the first time I felt that I could dig below the surface of my unhappiness without being ashamed of what I might find. This diagnosis was timely because it grappled so starkly with the reality of mental illness.

When I was misdiagnosed with unipolar depression, I used to wish I were bipolar, on the theory that I could at least accomplish something. (Boy, was I wrong about that.) Plans made during hypomania never come to fruition. They are started, rethought, abandoned, exchanged for something grander and ultimately fizzle out when the hypomania wears off.

I have Bipolar type 2 so I don’t experience the manic highs, only depressive lows and hypomania. This is the reason why I was misdiagnosed with clinical depression.

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