There are plenty of mental health blogs, most focusing on what can go wrong and how to fix it. Why not focus on the positive side of the illness? I've decided to take a different approach in how I look at not only my mental illness, but what I write about as well. We need to see the best thing when seeking stability and a way to handle most illnesses is to focus on positivity.
I received the diagnoses of Bipolar Disorder with psychotic features, Anxiety and PTSD. In the past 20 years I've tried endless medications, treatments, seen therapists and hospitalizations. While the doctors mean well and are good at what they do, we are responsible for our health and treatment.
Yes, I take my medication, I won’t stop that because it helps keep me stable, but I know that is not the total answer. It is time for a new focus and a more positive way of looking at this illness many feel will take away our life. It won’t, often it will give you more than you ever imagined.
When the focus is on the positive and we discover our talents, our life becomes one of joy and stability. I hope you will join me on this journey of discovery and wellness.