I'm baaaack! As my first post since taking a break, I feel this topic is pretty relevant. Recovery from mental illness is more than just taking your meds. This resurfaces every time I overcome a difficult situation whilst taking MH medication. There seems to be an idea that the meds 'did all the hard work'. I … Continue reading bipolar recovery is more than just taking your meds.
I have to be honest, I didn't always find my three years at University a breeze like some seem to do. In fact, they were some of the hardest years of my life. Hence why I thought I would create a post (or three), about some of the things I wish I had known for … Continue reading Mental Health and University Series: Part 1.
Hi again! I have been lucky enough to be nominated by @bodhizenkitten - (blog) and @BronzeBrunettex - (blog), Carrie and I both try to make our own sunshine through our battles with Bipolar. Catherine was one of the first people I interacted with in the bloggin' scene - how could I not squeeze both into one! For … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award
It has been suggested to me a couple of times that a "get to know me" post would be a good addition to my blog. Your wish is my command and here it is! So, come and be nosey at my 35 answers all about me... enjoy! What is your full name? Jasmine Chaley Saunders, used … Continue reading Get To Know Me
Recovery can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. One thing I wish people were more aware of, is that recovery never really goes the way that you'd expect. I know that when I was struggling, I expected it to be the most empowering, life-changing, personality and thought-altering process I … Continue reading What Does Recovery Mean To Me?
I'm sure we all know what it feels like to be afraid. Fear is one of the most unpleasant human emotions, caused by the threat of danger or harm. For most, it occurs within situations when it is deemed a sensible response. We enter into our fight or flight response. However, for those who don't know, agoraphobia … Continue reading Confessions Of An Agoraphobic.
Bipolar disorder is a mental health problem which affects your mood. Granted, everyone experiences variations in their mood, but in Bipolar these changes can be very distressing and can have a huge impact on day-to-day living. Depending on the way an individual experiences these mood states, and how severe they are, influences the diagnosis given by the … Continue reading 13 Tips To Managing Bipolar Disorder