Alone In Our Thoughts.

Unfortunately, having a mood disorder can and will cause you to feel alone sometimes.  Make yourself happy first.  Take care of yourself, eat well, sleep well etc, as much as you can, I know it’s easier said than done, ESPECIALLY mid episodes, but the older I’m getting, the easier it has been, and I accept me for me.

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I do still notice how loved ones say that they understand, but there have been times in the past when I used to just hide and isolate myself and cry so no one would hear me.  Later on, they’d finally ask me the question, we the mentally ill folks all hate “What’s wrong…”  (face palm)

Accept that no one can see the chemical imbalance that is happening in your brain.

That is all.

Published by capricious.capo

I am diagnosed as Bipolar 1. I am an advocate for mental health awareness and have helped fundraise towards nonprofit organizations like NAMI. I write about my own personal struggles and success stories to help end a national stigma that hurts and alienates those who battle mental illness. Beyond fighting for mental health awareness, I am tech nerd, hair enthusiast, film buff and music lover. I love my family and support system with all my heart. I have green hair and tattoos because I want to. I’ve always stood out in one way or another. I studied photography and received an associates degree. I have my high school AP literature teacher to thank for inspiring me to pursue journalism, and for writing me a heartfelt letter of recommendation that I still have as a reminder. High school was a decade ago, but in times like these, Publishing an opinionated, personal and maybe controversial blog about living with a mood disorder seemed like a good enough start.

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