It’s been hard having to deal with a diagnosed mental health challenge for most of my life. Every day I have to be aware of where my emotions are heading, how low is “too low” and the difference between seriously wanting to die and just having a really bad day.   (read more...)
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Receiving peer support and meeting people who work in a peer role within the mental health field has made a huge difference in how I think about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder on a daily basis. Knowing that other young adults are going through similar struggles, and that a lot of them are doing so without being hospitalized, makes me so hopeful in my own journey, and makes the bad days not so terrible. Meeting older young adults who have been out of the hospital for over five years and have successful careers and jobs that they enjoy, makes  (read more...)