Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dealing with Mental Illness

Most of my friends know already that I have a disability. I've mentioned it a few times here on my blog. But did you know, I also suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Bipolar Disorder 2? I've had a difficult time with life. But, as time went on, I had gotten more control with my mental illness with better medications and such, but not without making some mistakes that I still regret. Right now, I still suffer from depression, deep depression, but I take it one day at a time. I've taken up writing again as an outlet. And I know, I have my friends that I can count on.

I know just as well as the next person that life is tough. Depression or any other kind of mental illness can make life tougher. Add a disability on top of that and you've got my life, just tough. I think, that what I've been through in my life have shaped what I want to do in life. I've taken psychology and I want to do something in that field.

If I could give you guys advice right now, especially regarding depression, NEVER give up hope. There is always hope, even if you don't see it right now. If you're lonely or stuck in one place, try to find a hobby or try to go volunteer somewhere. My hobbies mainly are reading, writing, and photography. I always do one of those whenever I get the chance. Writing is a great outlet, no matter how good or bad you feel. Photography helps you capture beauty just about anywhere. Beauty is everywhere. Just remember, no matter where you are in life, never give up, there is always hope. There is a poem I want to share here, that I have written especially for this post. It was inspired by my good friends.


Anger and frustration
makes you want to scream
so you go to a therapy session
just to blow off some steam

Sadness and depression
creeps on you like a team
you want to get rid of the tension
and you wish this was just a bad dream

Content and hopefulness
when good things come our way
as long as we’re in business
we’ll always have words to say

Compassion and happiness
and hopes that friends will stay
we all need that closeness
to help us through the day

This is life, the good and the bad
don’t give up, there are so many memories to be had

Until next time, God Bless.
- MissNiChloe

1 comment :

  1. Thankyou so much for sharing, i really like the poem :) xx