Sunday, February 5, 2023

Tag: bipolar II

Navigating the Mind: What Medication Cannot Address

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I believe there's no harm in giving meds a try—it worked for me. Just be aware that they can only do so much. The rest of the journey requires some navigation and self-direction.

Validating Psychosis: The Missing Narrative  

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I am here today because I didn't take the psychotropic medication I was prescribed. Because I didn't accept someone else's narrative about MY story. Because I listened to my voices. Because I let them guide me— into the underworld, and back.

Awakening: Shedding the “Mentally Ill” Identity and Reclaiming My Life

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If I had not crumbled, brought to my knees beneath the weight of the misdiagnoses and sordid side-effects of the medications, I would not have had the opportunity to rise up and gain such a strong sense of self—something for which many spend their whole life searching.