My dream for this blog is that it will become a place where people can share their stories about mental health, support each other, and prove that mental conditions can be a gift.
Please email me your success stories with mental health, and I’ll make a blog post about them. Just give me your first name and how you make mental health a positive thing.
My own background:
I’m Jack and I’m 19. I was diagnosed with Type 2 Bipolar Disorder in April 2017, having experienced some deep depressions as well as some hypomanic highs. I have been admitted to hospital before, and for a long time the diagnosis seemed like a curse. But I’ve begun to realise, thanks to some great people around me, how it can be a gift as well. The way I like to channel emotions is through being creative. I love writing plays, hip hop songs, and acting. I also find meditation enormously helpful, and would really recommend it for anyone, whatever your situation.
We have a particularly intense and unique way of seeing the world, and we should take advantage of that.
Whatever your mental health condition (not just Bipolar), please share your story, and together we can empower mental health.
Big love to everyone,