“I pledge my commitment to the Blog for Mental Health 2015 Project. I will blog about mental health topics not only for myself, but for others. By displaying this badge, I show my pride, dedication, and acceptance for mental health. I use this to promote mental health education in the struggle to erase stigma.”
My story is so much like other people with mental health issues. I have been displaying signs of Bipolar Disorder since I was 17, however, I was not diagnosed or treated until I was 31. That was 13 years ago. Early attempts at medicating me were met with a great deal of resistance; not from me, but from the side effects of the drugs (everything from lactating to gaining 40 pounds in one month.)
The whole purpose of my blog is to explore my disorder for my own sake, and for the education of the public. One very good source for blogs about mental health is A Canvas Of The Minds.