I’ve given this blog a new subtitle related to “living well.”
Because I want to play whatever part I can in making sure the world starts to realize that those of us diagnosed with a mental illness are not necessarily “ill.” Who is everyone? I don’t know: maybe the news media who talk about mental health and gun control in the same breath so often you’d think we are all–god forbid–violent; maybe people who say bipolar when they mean ‘crazy,’ maybe my ex-boyfriend.
What a strange concept: that you can have a mental illness and not be ill.
But it’s the truth.
I live a healthy life. And I have bipolar disorder.
This is possible: for me, for you, for anyone who has access to support and treatment.
Can you relate? If so, that’s fantastic. If you are suffering: know this: it gets better.