Mental Disorders and Disabilities
Bipolar II Disorder – I was diagnosed with this life-changing disorder in the summer of 2019, but I’ve been battling it since at least a year prior to that. My manic and depressive episodes make it hard to function, but I’ve somehow gotten by. I’m now on bipolar medication to help regulate my mood, and I feel much more stable now.
Anorexia Nervosa, Purging Subtype – I’ve been struggling with this debilitating disorder since the summer of 2018. I’ve done PHP and IOP programs for treatment for this disorder. I’m pro-recovery and anti-diet culture. Today, I’m fully weight restored! I still make mistakes every now and then, but I’m growing stronger every day.
Autism Spectrum Disorder – I’ve always known I was a little different from my peers, and when I got this diagnosis, everything made sense. This particular disorder makes it a little difficult for me to comprehend facial expressions and social cues like a neurotypical person would, but I still manage to maintain a close group of friends. I’m also incredibly sensitive to loud noises, bright lights, certain textures, and large crowds. Luckily, I have a weighted blanket, a weighted stuffed animal, and plenty of fidget toys to help keep me calm.
Depression and Anxiety – I’ve struggled with depression since I was 14 and anxiety since I was 16. They’re both incredibly difficult to battle. I recently did inpatient at a psychiatric ward for my depression, and I’m currently in a partial hospitalization program for it as well. As hard as it is to keep going sometimes, I’ve managed to get this far, and I’m not going to give up now. Nothing is ever worth hurting yourself over.
If you’re in a crisis where you feel you might harm yourself or others, please call 911. You’ll be glad you did one day.
Outside of Mental Health
I’m a 19 year old female college student. I love music, theatre, and crafts. I also recently discovered that I love writing, thus here I am. I love travelling and learning new languages as well. Additionally, I plan on one day adopting reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates as pets. My favorite snakes are Kenyan Sand Boas, and I dream of having one someday.
Why I Decided to Start This Blog
Well, the answer to that is simple really. I wanted to help other people that struggled with the same types of things that I did. I’ve been through enough therapy that I’ve learned the tricks of the trade, and I’d love the opportunity to share that useful information with others.
The other reason I decided to start this blog was to have a creative outlet. I’m a creative person, and I always need a place to express myself. What better way to do that than to write a blog?
Anyways, I hope someone out there finds this blog useful and helpful to them. Hopefully, I can shine a light in this world to bring some positivity to people who really need it.
Thank you for deciding to visit my blog! Leave a comment down below of what topics you’re looking forward to seeing me cover on this blog. Bye for now!