I take antipsychotics, but I’m not crazy

As someone diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I take a bit of medication to stabilize my manic-depressive episodes. Naturally, one of these medications is an antipsychotic. If I tell someone that I’m taking an antipsychotic then they’ll think that, well, I’m a complete psycho. Maybe that’s just me who believes that immediate judgement by others though …

Becoming Too Real

The other day I bought my flight ticket to Edinburgh and that’s when it really hit me that I’m actually going to Scotland. I knew it before but it’s only recently become… well, real. According to my countdown app I have about 37 days left until the day of my flight and as the numbers wind down I’m …

Thinspirations

If you’ve been on any kind of social media site, especially ones that revolves around images, you’d know exactly what I’m talking about when I mention the word “thinspiration.” By the way, I hate this word because it seems to go against true inspirations. Anyway, I recently went on Pinterest and Instagram, and looked through the …

Socially Exhausted

I can be pretty outgoing a lot of the time but I’m still an introvert, which means that I can’t constantly be around people. It’s not that I get irritated by being around my friends or family; it’s just that I need a lot more time to recharge after social interaction than others. At the …

Dealing with Diagnoses

I wasn’t diagnosed with my mental health issues simultaneously, but instead over a period of three or four years. First it was depression, then bulimia/anorexia, then anxiety, and then finally bipolar disorder. Every single time I was diagnosed, I reacted the way most people would; I denied it all. I didn’t want to believe that …

A 21-Year-Old’s Reflection

Since today is my twenty-first birthday, I thought it would be fitting to look back on everything that’s happened up to this point since my last birthday and figure out if where I am right now is where I actually want to be. 2013 was undoubtedly the worst year of my life; and I say …

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