I've been admitted to the psychiatric ward of the hospital three times. You could call me crazy. You could say that I was in the "mad house" or "crazy ward". Maybe it's true, maybe I am crazy. Maybe there are some parts of the hospital that are for "crazy" people. But my experiences have been perfectly normal, and have taught me a lot about others.
Before starting treatment for my bipolar disorder, I was suffering with major mood swings. Sometimes I'd be high and on top of the world, like nothing could touch me. But then there was always the depression. It came like a nightmare and stayed for what felt like forever so that I couldn't escape it. You don't have to tell me that it's hard to handle depression—I know it is. Now that I'm stabilized and clear-headed, I feel like a totally different person. Someone asked me, "What advice would you give to someone who is depressed or feeling lost?" Keep in mind, some cases of depression are a lot harder than others. But here's some advice that I can give, and hopefully, it helps someone on their journey to a safe and healthy mindset.
Everyone needs to relax, but not all of us are so good at it. There are many relaxation techniques that we can use, but sometimes it's hard to pick out which one to try. How will you know what you like and what works for you? While you can go about trying all of them and seeing what happens, here is the best relaxation technique for your zodiac sign and why.
A few months ago, I was formally diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 2. I've always known something was up, and I've battled with depression my whole life, but there was some sort of weight lifted off of my shoulders when I got an actual diagnosis. It made my mental illness feel valid—a feeling that I should not be having . Your mental illness is always valid, and you don't need a doctor to tell you that. But due to the stigma that surrounds mental health in today's society, a lot of people have very close-minded views on illnesses that we can't actually see. Here are five things I've learned about mental health throughout my own struggles with it.
If you've ever been depressed, you know how hard it can be to continue on with your life. Depression affects your motivation, energy levels, and your whole persona in general. One of the worst parts of depression is how unsure you feel. For me, depression was knowing I was sad, but not knowing why. All of a sudden, I had all of these worries about the world around me that appeared to come out of nowhere. What am I doing with my life? Does anyone even like me? What am I contributing to the world?
Love seems like it should be the most beautiful and wholesome thing in the world. While it can be, it can also be not so good, and people can get sick in love. This will lead them down destructive paths that may ruin their relationships with others and the way they see themselves in general. It's no secret that love brings you happiness. This is the honeymoon phase, where everything is rosy and lovely and all of the colours are ten times brighter than they were before. But what happens when that ends?