Life with Bipolar II Disorder

Life is a Journey

 
 

Anna Grace - My Life With Bipolar Disorder

Having struggled with my mental health for many years I finally decided that I wanted to use my experience to help other people. Originally I started this blog to process my recent diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder II however, I have become inspired to talk about my journey in the hope that someone might find it helpful. I hope you enjoy my mental health blog!

 

Depression

Depression convinces you that you are alone and unworthy of anything, that is what makes it so isolating and so painful.

Telling People about Bipolar

It's amazing that people are more able to talk about their mental health now a days, people are able to tell others about their anxiety...

Stigma

Mental Health Awareness is a term that has become part of everyday discussion, it's amazing that people are trying to de-stigmatise...

That's...funny?

We've all heard the line that the funniest people are the most sad. This holds so much more weight than anyone gives credit to. Over the...

Friends and Family

Having a mental illness can be isolating, particularly if it can change you personality or social skills. However, I am lucky in the fact...

What's your favourite...?

Someone asked me what my favourite genre of music was the other day, and I didn't know how to answer the question. When you experience...

Sick Day

Today, I have taken the day off work because I knew that I wasn't in the right place to go into work. When people think about taking the...

Myth Buster

Although Bipolar Disorder is a fairly common mental illness, it is not well represented. Many people believe Bipolar Disorder is someone...

Grasping for Control

Trigger Warning: Mentions of eating disorders, self harm and suicidal ideation Everyone can empathise with feeling out of control, its...

Mood Confusion?

This can all be confusing and stressful. Make sure that you have people around you who you can trust and who know how you are feeling.

Lows after Highs

I recognise that I am hitting a depressive episode, and that is scary for me. I know that for me depression is the more severe of the two st