Welcome To The Black Hole

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

Don’t worry. I’m sure you wont disappear into the abyss. That’s just the nickname for my brain. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am 26. I have been married for 8 years to a wonderful, patient saint of a man. He truly deserves recognition for putting up with my shit. When I was a teenager, I was diagnosed with anxiety, and shortly thereafter bipolar disorder. I have seen many doctors, tried many different treatments, and discovered many things about myself, and how my disorder affects me and my life. 5 years ago I had my first child. Parenting has presented me with an entirely new set of challenges and learning experiences but after 5 years and another baby I feel like I may have just grasped my hand on the ledge. I have realized that parenting can be the most rewarding, and the most stressful experience you can ever go through, and that is especially true with myself. Not only do I feel as though most of the time I don’t have control over my mind, but I also have severe panic disorder which mostly manifests in social situations. So like the adult I am, I deal with them the only way I know how–avoidance at all costs. I started this blog to not only share some amazing insight and wisdom into the mental illness arena but to also graciously share my sarcastic, awesome personality. (you’re welcome) On a more serious note, mental illness is all around us and we need to be not only more compassionate as a human race, but more aware! Mental illness is generally an invisible illness that other people can’t see, and as a result ends up ignored and downplayed. This is serious stuff guys!! The world needs more empathy, the world needs more love.

 

I’ll end with some graffiti on a wall that has stuck with me and I feel needs to be shared. It read, “Do no harm, but take no shit.”

Author: lifeofabipolarmom

I am a 26 year old wife, and mother of two wonderful little boys. (5 & 2) I get the awesome opportunity to stay home which means I have a whole lot of time to learn new things. I would love to share them with you! Check me out on facebook, instagram, twitter, or pinterest! And make sure to follow/subscribe!!

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