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, 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.
I have peace today not because there are no storms in my world, but because the LORD is my peace in the storm. It has been 32 years, 28 years of which I was existing but for 3 years now I am truly living.
The festive season is here and we are just a day from celebrating Christmas and a few more days to a new year that awaits us patiently. It is a time of joy, gladness and celebration but it is quite different for one living with a mental disorder. This year has had its moments of … Continue reading Rising Above My Fears This Festive Season
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
6th September is the last day I recall before going into a coma. It was later told to me that 8th September, 2013 was the actual date my eyes went shut lasting for over a month. Thanks be to God I came out though, a few months later I was no longer that thankful. My … Continue reading My Second Birthday: A New Life Reborn
As we go through the daily ups and downs of life, I believe each and one of us has had a fall before. By a fall I mean, where gravity takes charge of your body leading you down to the floor unexpectedly. I have fallen down before a number of times, but my recent … Continue reading A Bruised Lip. Not a Bruised Attitude
“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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Every single year we get to celebrate the Mental Health Awareness month. It’s a time when everyone comes together to encourage one another to think about their mental state and well-being. Regardless of whether you have suffered a mental disorder or not, this month grants us an opportunity to understand the value of mental health … Continue reading May: The Mental Health Awareness Month
Dive deeper into my story as I share my living testimony about my journey with mental illness and the how I overcame it. Seven years ago, I once battled with cutting or intentionally injuring myself for a long time. I never thought it could become something so addictive. Join me as I share my story … Continue reading Free Mind Hive: Breaking Barriers
The people God has surrounded me with are those that have played a crucial role in my life. They’re family, friends and anyone around me. Proper identity comes from the blessing of our heavenly Father speaking to us through the people He has assigned to give oversight to us. We normally under look our family, … Continue reading Relationships and Need