Tag: crisis

Becoming An Adult – With Mental Illness

I am not independent, in fact, I think I am the most dependent adult you’d meet. At 21 years old I made the first ‘adult’ step and moved out of the home of my mother. It was a very quick and last moment decision and I don’t regret it. It’s

[Guest Blog] Life After My First Bipolar Episode

Today, I feel normal… so normal that I might just cry. To someone who has no personal ties to a mood disorder, this statement may seem odd, even bizarre. Why would someone be so emotional about feeling just “okay”? Here’s the thing: for the past four years, I have constantly

Getting Support During A Mental Health Crisis: My Experience

On Monday, this week, I started to get my telltale signs that a crisis was on its way. Over the next four days, my mental health rapidly deteriorated, and I realised that I may end up dead if I do not seek immediate help. I needed to practice what I

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