In a society that still stigmatises those with mental health disorders, can an individual sufferer live a full life without discrimination. I take a look at two types of discrimination I see everyday here in New Zealand. Societal Discrimination Walking into the psychiatric hospital you often get the feeling that the staff see you as … Continue reading Mental Health and Discrimination
Funnily enough it was recommended to me in the Apple App Store. The app is called 'The Mighty' and it is filled with supportive people who also suffer from bipolar, depression, anxiety and a multitude of other disorders. That's my giving back for today hehe Go have a peek of the app. FYI I do … Continue reading Discovered A Cool App That Supports Mental Health Discourse
As I write this article I am lying on the floor in my living area of my house. All the curtains are closed and I am locked in. I haven't really explored this further, I just thought I couldn't be bothered with the outside world, now I admit it could be something more sinister... I … Continue reading Paranoid Episodes on the Increase
So I was thinking, oh no! Recently, I have been noticing I have been getting a lot of dry skin on my face and under my beard. I have never had dry skin before. It made me think whether it was related to taking either lithium or olanzapine. The patches are about an inch by … Continue reading Lithium, Olanzapine and Dry Skin
It appears that I am now at a stable point in my Bipolar, thanks to the combination of lithium and olanzapine. Being stable though doesn't sprout happiness for me, it reminds me of how crap my mental situation can be. When I am stable I tend to become lazy and sit around doing mindless things, … Continue reading Mood Stability In Bipolar
Since the big event (Mental Breakdown) I have really had time to focus on my health. From watching what I eat to doing some exercise. Now, I'll be the first to admit that I haven't done nowhere near as much exercise as I should be doing, and my diet is still not perfect. A visit … Continue reading Getting On-Top Of My Health
I've been sitting here, curious of the make up of gender in a mental health community. So if you could please answer just one question on this poll that would be great.