About Me

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 helpContinue reading “About Me”

How to Help Someone with an Eating Disorder

Originally posted on Molly the Mess:
Eating disorders are heartbreaking diseases, and it can be especially difficult to watch a loved one go through that and not know how to help. Luckily, I’ve compiled a list of what is and is not helpful for someone with an eating disorder to minimize your confusion. Don’t mention…

How to Help Someone With High-Functioning Autism

1. Have Earplugs Handy It’s very easy for high-functioning autistic people to get overwhelmed by loud noises, so having ear plugs with you or even staying with the person if they choose to leave the loud, stressful place can be helpful. 2. Clarify Yourself Sometimes it can be difficult for someone with autism to identifyContinue reading “How to Help Someone With High-Functioning Autism”

How to Recognize a Manic Episode

Sometimes it can be difficult to recognize when you’re in a manic episode in the moment – especially because mania feels great. Not all of these symptoms apply to everyone, but they’re definitely some common signs. This post is intended to help others and myself recognize the warning signs that a manic episode may beContinue reading “How to Recognize a Manic Episode”

20 Coping Skills (Distraction)

Take a walk Do yoga Stretch Dance like nobody’s watching Sing Memorize something Write a poem or a story Draw Color Make slime Watch TV Watch YouTube Play an instrument Play a sport Make a list of things you’re grateful for Write a love letter to yourself Write a letter to someone you’ll never sendContinue reading “20 Coping Skills (Distraction)”

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