Author: dialogueofathena

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I recently found myself apologizing to everyone around me for my mental health problems. I found myself apologizing to friends because my moods are a roller-coaster ride. I apologize to everyone around me who is effected by what I feel or how to react to those feelings. Something I have come to realize is you should…




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I said this earlier today, and I couldn’t be more certain of it…. we are able to persuade ourselves of anything, even if it is not true. We are our worst enemy. We talk to ourselves in ways we would not talk to other people. We tell ourselves lies. We make doubt who we are…




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I want to share a story with you that both frustrated me and made me want to see change happen. I spoke in an earlier blog post about self-advocacy. It’s important, and people should do it more often. However, there are times where you don’t think you should have to advocate for yourself because the…




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My initial reason in creating this blog was to help people understand the kind of mental health issues I struggle with, and also inform them of other types of mental health struggles. I wanted to help people understand they are not alone. There are people out there that understand how you feel. And I have…




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Mental health is a topic not many people openly discuss. Celebrities in L.A. open up about their struggles, but the average person struggles to open up; there’s a stigma about having any mental health disorder, and the fear people will consider you crazy. Only recently have I begun to be more open about my own…




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In my first post on my blog, I gave an overview of what it was like having bipolar depression. I’ve had so many people tell me I’m over-dramatic, I’m needy, I’m too emotional… why can’t I just be happy? I’ve been told that so many times that it’s made me frustrated. So, I hope my…




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If you’ve read my earlier blog posts, then you know I suffer from bipolar depression. It’s a continual struggle to not let the ups, and especially the downs, control my life. It pushes people away from me, and there’s no way to control how I feel. I become absolutely frustrated with myself because I can’t…