I have written recently and in the past to say that “it is okay to not be okay.” I am living this idea, and it has been my mantra as I work towards getting my anxiety and depression to a reasonable level this week. It rained heavily here this weekend into today, so going beyond my back porch is impossible. Getting caught in the rain would surely not help. The last thing I want is to be sick.
I have been working on getting back to this point. I am announcing that once again, The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir is finally available to buy once again on Amazon!
March was supposed to be great, but as we all know, life changed. We had social distance ourselves more and more. Now it is getting even more restrictive to leave your house as things are not going so well out there in the world. My anxiety, already on its edge, has shot up over the last week.
When this is all over, let’s be better people. Let us put people in power that want to help the people without a voice because they are the disfranchised.
Like any war, it is a battle on many fronts. For me, it varies from day-to-day. Most days lately is a multiphase battle with depression, mania, social anxiety, and insomnia. It is a struggle I feel at times that I am losing, a
Let’s have a mental health party!
2020 will be my first birthday without my mom, and I feel so lost trying to figure out if I should let it pass by this year. A year of painful firsts has already taken its toll.
The role-playing games that I love the most, are the ones that challenge my mind. Turn-based strategy role-playing games, have long been a favorite of mine, because it takes so much to play the game. The right combination of characters (healers, tanks, and magic characters) and strategy win the day.
understand that not everyone is in a place where they can share their story, but when you are ready you should. I think the best thing I did in 2017, was find my place in my blog where I can write about my life. But beyond that, I never imagined that the therapeutic process of blogging my mental illness life could have so many positives.
There are things you can do that can curb depression if you are feeling the full force of it right now. The bed should be for sleeping and for that activity only. I am no stranger to watching Netflix in the comfort of my bed, but not leaving your bed can be detrimental. Perhaps watching television on a couch or reading a book. When you associate a bed with all the activities of life, it can give you a sense that everything is okay.
Many Asian cultures are highly religious, and they tend to believe that things like mental illness can be taken away by a simple prayer. Please do not take my words as a slight. I believe in God, but in my experience, prayers are good, but they do not help with the actual issues that come with dealing daily with a mental illness. There is a more deep-seated stigma of shame associated with Asian culture.
Before we get into the technical scheme of things, let’s start off with saying this virus knows absolutely NO borders and NO age limit. During its crisis, China was finding that severe viral cases and deaths were occurring in adults aged 60 years and older and those with underlying medical condition. Italian doctors have now concluded that most of who have died from COVID-19 had two or more underlying health conditions.