Suicide is a complex issue, one which can be caused by numerous factors: i.e., mental health issues, physical health issues, familial issues, and financial issues. They can all put you “at risk.” The matter is a public health crisis. More than 800,000 people die by suicide each year. How do I know so much about suicide? Because I have considered suicide.
No other act is more symbolic of adulthood and one’s “coming of age,” but there are numerous reasons why I don’t drive.
We have a pandemic preoccupation with productivity we are obsessed with productivity. We reward “hard work” with money and praise and admiration and envy.
Talk to your kids about Bipolar disorder! It's not a conversation any parent wants to have. But it’s a conversation every mentally ill parent needs to have.
Please stop gaslighting me. Stop telling me that my mental illness isn’t real.
Bipolar disorder is our legacy. Not a great one, but a legacy just the same. Medications keep me alive. Destigmatizing psychiatric meds saves lives!
Our noises are more than just vibrations; our soundings help constitute our presence in the world. Listen to me: what I have to say right now matters.
I realized all at once that folks who have not been suicidal do not understand what it means to be mentally ill and suicidal.
Mentally ill folks are not all the same so this is by no means an exhaustive list. But it’s a start when it comes to supporting your mentally ill partner.
I wasn’t thankful. I was too negative. I wasn’t doing enough. When I found out my mood swings weren't my fault, that I had bipolar disorder, I cried.