Depression Day is a consequence of anger and frustration. It gives one a very negative view that life is meaningless and absurd. Yet if you are aware of the black hole of depression, you can rise above it.
I have small airways disease due to years of smoking and I am bipolar. The medicines prescribed to open the small airways so breathing is easier cause a relapse into severe bipolar disorder. I had to stop the drugs, which means I may not have long to live.
April 22, 2013 Sergeant John Russell was convicted of serial mass murder. In my opinion, he is not the only one guilty. His Army psychiatrist should be tried for his role in not preventing this tragedy.
Mental Illness and Gun Violence have been conjoined by events like Sandy Hook, and the shooting of Gabriel Giffords in Phoenix. The NRA and politicians are proposing that the mentally ill be subjected to background checks. This is further stigmatization of those with mental illness whom John Nash, a schizophrenic Nobel Laureate, described as the new lepers
Can you stretch your definitions of suicide to think of it as a political action? If all self-murder has a societal and economic impact even if we look at it in the aggregate, does that not make it a political statement?
The film of TWO MINDS is a great conversation starter. It opens up a new perspective on Bipolar Disorder that is free of psychoanalytic jargon and medical pronouncements. It focuses on the people with the disorder as human beings not altogether unlike anybody else.
The myth of Sisyphus is a good metaphor of bipolar disorder. The disorder is our rock and we carry it for every up the hill of life, only to have it tumble down when we think we have reached the crest and can pitch the disorder over and be dune with it
Is their a relationship between mental illness and dyslexia. The author explores how dyslexia relates to his own bipolar disorder. The dyslexia creates disabilities that cause extreme anxiety, frustration, and mood disorder that the author believes create the conditions for mental illness
The confusion surrounding mental medication can drive you mad. There is too much information and too little information that can be relied upon. Even the names are confusing. Do you know what aripiprazole is?
Hypersexuality is not talked about a lot in regards to Bipolar Disorder. May be because the subject is difficult. I believe that extreme sexual behavior is more common than is indentified with the illness. May we don't discuss it openly because hypersexual behavior is often hidden, often forbidden, and risky.