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Posted by veoks
26th Oct 2015

Many years ago, when I was just a young child I had depressive thoughts, being a naturally quiet child this was overlooked despite my family always being very attentive. Fast forward 15 years I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. It explained a lot about me but I was very very angry at my diagnosis. I didn't understand what was meant by Bipolar Disorder, I felt there was so much stigma surrounding the diagnosis that I didn't want to be associated to it. The next three years proved to be the most difficult of my life. I was swinging between very severe depression with strong suicidal thoughts to great eleation. I must have tried 30 different medications and many, many combinations untill a few months ago I was put on Risperidone, Peroxetine, Lamotrigine and Lithium, a combination which quite literaly saved my life. I have since ran a 10k for Bipolar UK (I never ran before this!) and then started writing a blog. In the blog I talk about issues such as self-harm, suicidal thoughts, mania and anxiety. I hope you will check it out and that it will be helpful. The link is: http://bipolarseries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/quick-update.html
I wanted to help breaking the stigma surrounding mental health issues and inform people on what it is actually like to live with these conditions. I was once scared to be labled but I now that I am well again I want to use this label to help others. I really hope you will check out my blog! :)

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