Today is mental illness awareness day, depression, suicide and many others disabilities in which nobody can see. The hardest difference to talk about, there are many different thoughts on this topic; even if you deal with depression it may be different in your life than anyone else. It is so different for everyone, for some talking about it helps them, others just hide it. I don’t know very much about mental illness but it’s one topic I want to help.
As you know; I am working on becoming a online mentor, I want to help in different topics including disabilities, depressed and bipolar depression. I am disabled , people can see my difference and I can explain why I am the way I am but it still hard for people to us my CP. But the two other differences I want to help in or just be a support in depression and bipolar; you don’t see if someone is dealing with it. I can understand that whoever has either of bipolar or depression; first it is the easy to tell someone second you feel different and from my experience people don’t see differences even though we all are different! But if you have a differences you can face loneliness and much more hard things than your difference, I get it all the time I may not be a doctor, but I understand what it’s like to a name called just because of something I can’t help. But back to bipolar; this is what it is ‘’ What Are the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder?
In bipolar disorder, the dramatic episodes of high and low moods do not follow a set pattern. Someone may feel the same mood state (depressed or manic) several times before switching to the opposite mood. These episodes can happen over a period of weeks, months, and sometimes even years.How severe it gets differs from person to person and can also change over time, becoming more or less severe. Symptoms of mania (“the highs”):
- Excessive happiness, hopefulness, and excitement
- Sudden changes from being joyful to being irritable, angry, and hostile
- Rapid speech and poor concentration
- Increased energy and less need for sleep
- Unusually high sex drive
- Making grand and unrealistic plans
- Showing poor judgment
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Becoming more impulsive
During depressive periods (“the lows”), a person with bipolar disorder may have:
- Loss of energy
- Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness
- Not enjoying things they once liked
- Trouble concentrating
- Uncontrollable crying
- Trouble making decisions
- Needing more sleep
- Appetite changes that make them lose or gain weight
- Thoughts of death or suicide
- Attempting suicide’’ https://www.webmd.com/bipolar-disorder/guide/default.htm.
Here is an over view of bipolar depression, I know I couldn’t fix this or depression, but if we start learning about it, I might be able to help someone with either depression and or bipolar diseases.
I just saw a post about breaking the silence towards mental illness and I couldn’t agree with that more! I don’t deal with depression or mental illness but I know people who have and I want to be a person could may be change the way we think about it; just like I want to do for the disability community. Because I don’t like the way its looked at. In a way it is like saying to me; why don’t you walk? Its not something people can help; maybe something happened that left a bad impact on them, or it just is. I know there is much more that is a mental illness I’m still learning but this important to me. I don’t think depression well enough supported; maybe I can’t do much but I will try to.
Having a physical disability can be hard sometimes but you can explain to people how to help you or you know what works for you. A disability that can be seen you are able to teach others and also bring awareness to it. But a mental illness is not that easy to explain. Here is a reason why I think it’s harder to tell others about mental if you have depression or some kind of mental illness; I think people think it’s all in someone’s head that you have depression but as I read more about mental health is not just in their hands. Sometimes it is something that they can’t control or even something from their past that has left hurt that they don’t think they feel they can let go of. Or maybe that is just a disability. This article about someone who is sacred to tell her story just because others don’t see that having a mental illness is a disability. https://themighty.com/2017/05/scared-my-mental-illness-makes-me-hard-to-love/.
This is one reason I want to help people who feel like they can’t talk about mental health.