Psychosis – An education. By Herman Le Roux Over the years many people have asked me what it is like to get psychosis. Well, that does not have an easy answer but here is a little education. Psychosis is a mental state. It is associated with mental illness, usually Schizophrenia but it is not exclusive to that. Psychosis is also seen in bipolar disorder, schizoaffective … Continue reading Psychosis – An Education
In the dark of day. In the light of night.A look into the life of someone with bipolar disorder. I am not defined by bipolar disorder. It does not write the rules of my life. However, it creates a path that I have no choice but to walk. In order to understand, or at the least try to understand the mind of someone with mental … Continue reading In the dark of day. In the light of night
Bipolar : A compound fracture of the human mind.Mental illness. If you read the word it brings up images of asylums and insanity. For me it brings up a lot more. The reason? I suffer from mental illness. I am not ashamed to admit it, I am not shy to say it. Its part of who I am. It will be with me, every single … Continue reading Bipolar : A compound fracture of the human mind.
We also dream of music in the noise. In the years that I have dealt with thousands of people with mental illness, this one thing is true for all of them. They do not want to be mentally ill. Many of them are very talented people, some have brilliant intelligence, others are highly creative. Only to see that waste away to nothing due to this … Continue reading We also dream of music in the noise
If the regular people. If the regular people truly understood, if they lived in our skins for a day. If they had the severe depression, the eupohric highs. If they had the nausea and weight gain or weight loss from medication, the nightmares, not only from medication, but also from dreams gone by. If they faced the day with clouds in their eyes, only to … Continue reading If The Regular People
For those that have bipolar and those that do not have bipolar.If you have bipolar or know someone with bipolar, please take a few minutes to read this. It’s not that long. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness. It is recognized by all Psychiatrists, leading medical universities and the DSM-V as a serious and debilitating illness. It is a complex disorder that disrupts every part … Continue reading For those that have bipolar and those that do not have bipolar.
From one of our Co-Founders What to do in a suicide emergency. Sadly yesterday I received the news that once again we lost someone in our support group to bipolar. It is a stark reminder of the seriousness of the illness that the author of this also battles with. If you love someone or is in contact with someone online that has a credible suicide … Continue reading What to do in a suicide emergency