Tag: Life

BITE YOUR LIP

I come to the conclusion when writing or blogging a thought or an idea to be honest.  When I write my words are a result from something traumatic in my life. These moments are like reflections.  Just like one would see a reflection in a mirror, words for a blogger/writer are just as such.  I find myself staring more and more at my words which are very emotional, raw, powerful and sometimes painful. Sometimes these emotions can be very difficult to face. It’s especially difficult putting yourself out on social media where the trolls thrive.  I often ask myself “is it worth the risk?”

 “It’s not wise to be on social media when having an episode”

rooster teethToo Much Noise:     There’s too much noise on social media particularly Twitter. Twitter is a place where people dealing with mental illness or disorder uses to express themselves. It’s in our nature to give out advice whether that advice is wanted or not. We live in a time where its custom to share our every aspect of our lives. For someone who is dealing with mental illness or disorder our thought process isn’t always easily articulated in a way for those who don’t understand the difference between a person with mental illness is venting, ranting or crying out for help. In which case the intent is often lost.

“It is wise to learn the difference between, venting, ranting & cry for help”

bipolarity-clipart-manic-depression-5Hello Chum:     I am a manic depressive. I refer to my disorder as my “Chum” because it’s a causal way of disarming people from judging. Usually when people see my Chum reference they offer up their experiences with dealing with mental disorder. When in the midst of a full-on breakdown that last thing, I want is advice on how to manage my episodes.  The gesture of prayers are good, powerful but can be reckless.  The reality is not all people share the same religious background. When offering up or expression such thoughtfulness, make sure the person is ready to receive. Sharing such thoughtfulness to someone who isn’t religious or share the same views can also be another trigger. Prayers isn’t a cure to mental illness or disorder.

“Don’t tell someone struggling with mental illness or disorder false truths.”

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“Prayers isn’t a cure for Mental Health, Mental Illness or Mental Disorder”

A4YbcDB69h-8Avenues For Derailing:     There’s a few avenues I turn to when trying to derail my manic episode.  Writing and Music.   For some social media is their outlet.  Don’t look at it as a cry for help.  Before you comment, know the signs.  Know the difference between venting, ranting and a cry for help.  Expressing frustration is one way to help heal and cope with mental illness or disorder.  When someone who has mental illness reach out via social media the best thing is to LISTEN. Don’t jump to conclusions and start calling the local police to do a wellness check. Don’t offer any words of encourage unless the person is willing to receive OR you have a personal relationship in which case giving advice, words of encouragement or even taking the necessary steps to help derail a manic episode is appreciated.  Most people aren’t religious so offering up prayers or should I say referencing prayers will cure all isn’t very helpful. That kind of engaging can be dangerous. Just go with the notion, that if you don’t understand what a person is saying don’t response or don’t engage.  

Navigating the Darkness:    Nicole Carmen is a few blogger who struggles with mental illness.  Her website “Navigating Darkness” follows her lifestyle as she copes with mental health.  Nicole has been featured blogger, and she is also a publicized mental health advocated. If you have any questions, Nicole is happy to answer.  

Education is the best way to understand how people who suffers from mental health issues navigate through the dark. After reading this blog, I’m happy to answer any questions.

That is all.

Be Kind.

la fin

 

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BUCKET LIST

Hello blogging world.  Today I am doing a spring cleaning of sorts, attempting to clean up my drop-box folder.  Going through memories captured by photo of loves ones is always a difficult thing for me.  Some photos are of those who have long passed and some are of life that is just beginning.  The past few days I been engaging with my twitter buddy “Mr. T” in musical tastes and it’s decided that we would compile a top favorite artist list. Why stop there?  Thanks to Mr. T, I am inspired to do more than just a favorite artist list and create a bucket list. 

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#TBT

118546Hello all you wizards of words, the last few days my trigger button was pushed and the security door was open letting out my Chum in all his forms.  Today I’m feeling better, in fact feeling good enough to dive head first participating in a weekly ritual those of us on social media “Throw Back Thursday”.  The inspiration for this memory is my eighties playlist. With songs like “I Ran”, “Union Of The Snake”, “Your Love” I am transported back to my Jr. High years.  It was a time where my life completely changed.  Taking on new responsibilities as my generation steps one foot closer to adulthood.  It’s funny when you’re a kid you spend your childhood trying to convince everyone you’re old enough to handle things than once you become an adult, you spend the rest of your life trying to recoup your childhood.  I guess this is why trending fads like Flashback Fridays or Throw Back Tuesdays are most popular.

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SISTERHOOD

Hello all masters of words, I normally start my blogs or short stories with some clever catchphrase but I decided to take a different approach because this subject is a touchy given the right conditions, can be a trigger for my manic-depressive state aka my “chum”.  I am like most women, I enjoy watching daytime television specifically talk shows but as I get deeper into watching I notice the all women panel engaging in relentless bickering and rude nasty behavior. Watching this type of behavior is very stressful.  I got to thinking with all the hatred and petty fights is the value of sisterhood over?

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DON’T SAY A WORD

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Today I need you to be quiet.  Very quiet, in fact I need you to be very quiet that you can hear the sound of my heart beating.  Thump, thump can you hear it?  Racing so fast you can hear a musical patterning emerge.  My heart beats like this in anticipation of what I am about to say.  Shhh, can you hear that?  It’s the ring in my ear.  Nervously my reaction to the thumping my heart beat is causing because what I have to say is so simple but true and that is I LOVE YOU!

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