With May being Mental Illness month, I thought I would share my mental illness with you. Something that I have had to learn to live live with is a mental illness and depression. When I was in the 4th grade I was diagnosed with having bipolar disorder and depression, and at the time I was on several different medications to manage the symptoms of the disease. At the end of junior high school and the beginning of high school I thought I had the disease under control and well managed and the medications I was on I heard of side effects they could cause so I quit taking the medications. After being off the medications, I thought I really had everything under control until recently.
In June/July 2016 I attempted suicide by drug overdose and was put into a psychiatric hospital due to myself being harmful to myself which was self evident. They ended up putting me on medications which didn’t help, because in december of the same year I ended up trying to commit suicide once again by intentional drug overdose and was once again transferred back to the psychiatric hospital where they changed my medications. There have been times that I have thought of other means of self harm and mutilation to myself.
Some of the underlying issues that surround me doesn’t help with my mental health either. I don’t have a strong support system to help with my mental health. I have people that want to help destroy my support system instead of support and strengthen it and that’s something that is literally surrounding me 24/7.
I know what I have to do to persevere with my life and my health. I know that if I need help there are people out there to provide that to me when I need it and not just to me but to everyone. If you’re in need of help make sure to seek if.