I forgot for a minute in my state of working bliss that I am STILL bipolar, that I still have suffered with depression, that thoughts will still, with or without warning, overtake who I am and make me think things I don't want to think! That I will never be "cured' of my brain. That I will have to fight for myself and my ability to be treated for my mental illness. And most importantly that I must still fight the stigma!
Mental illness is LIFE THREATENING!
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention facts--
- Every 13.7 minutes someone in the United States dies by suicide.
- Nearly 1,000,000 people make a suicide attempt every year.
- 90% of people who die by suicide have a diagnosable and treatable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death.
90% have a DIAGNOSABLE AND TREATABLE psychiatric disorder!!
How can this be ignored???
I know this blog is teeneeweenie in the blogishere, but I will stand up for you, I will fight for you, I will not ignore you...
YOU have the right to seek treatment and be understood, and you have the right to feel what you feel and not be shamed into silence or thinking you are alone!