Jeremy has struggled with medication resistant mental illness (self-harm, bipolar, schizophrenia, suicide ideation) his whole life. He gives us a glimpse into his life as he tries to survive feeling chronically empty.
Arianne shares how her stay in a psychiatric hospital saved her life.
Jeanné, diagnosed with Bipolar I, supported herself until she had a nervous breakdown. Now homeless and ill, she couldn’t get agency support because in the past she was high-functioning. Who would help her?
Frequent MHT guest blogger, Dee Chan, shares how she struggled with Borderline Personality Disorder for years and then tried a newfound therapy that literally saved her life.
“From my earliest memories, I have always felt out of place in this world. A secret knowing, that the one I came from before I entered this life is much better. A part of me that wishes I would go to sleep and never wake up again. Not because I don’t want to live, but because this world wasn’t made for me. It takes so much effort for me to face the sensory onslaught and social nuances each day. So much energy, to just live one day. I get tired.” ~ Superhero Guest Blogger, Mikhaela Ackerman
Being terrified of your feelings is part of the Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) pathology. Now in recovery from BPD, Dee Chan shares her experience with this fear and what she did to overcome it.
After falling in love with a man with bipolar, Wrae finds herself having to work through the grief of his completing suicide.