25 Life Lessons from Mental IllnessWhy am I talking about this?25 Life Lessons from Mental Illness1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I have drifted away from talking about my own illness in my attempts to help others cope with theirs. But, I believe that we can learn more when we let ourselves be a bit vulnerable, so I wanted to share more of my journey with you, my teachers.
I live with bipolar disorder, a mood disorder in which the person suffers from extreme ups (manias) and downs (depressions).
This list features my 25 lessons, but a lot of them are universal truths that many people who suffer from mental illness-- and many people who do not-- also experience. I hope you will also share with me and that we can make this list grow.
25 things I've learned from living with Bipolar Disorder
1. Everyone has something going on with them, all of the time. Just because they don't need medication to cope with it doesn't make their problems any less important than mine are. They are just different.
2. Having a bad day does