» How I Got My Life Back and My Best Friend AKA: ME!!!!
20/06/19 17:36 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
It all started in 2010, well it started alot earlier but this was my wake up call date. I wasnt myself for months. I was on too many meds to count. I had anxiety attacks and panic attacks constantly and I didn’t know what to do about it....

» My Experience with Bi-polar Disorder
20/06/19 15:12 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder the summer of 2004. I believe it was either late June or sometime in July. I was sixteen years old. My mother noticed a change in my activity levels and my need for any actual sleep. I was expe...

» Searching For Meaning
20/06/19 12:48 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I suffer from bipoloar and I had to learn a hard lesson to realize I do. I stopped taking my medicine. in South Korea and then committed crimes and was detained for 176 days then deported back here late last year. I lived there peacefull...

» To Love Or To Be Loved
20/06/19 10:24 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I have been on this road to recovery for 1 month now solidly and I have received some of the most traumatic and scary help I have ever received. My mother was the honest person to put her own daughter in the hospital and this made me wan...

» A Daughter's Story Of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
19/06/19 17:36 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
In this essay, I would like to talk to patients and to family members considering Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). My mother went through ECT in 2009, and my step-father went through ECT in 2016.  I am sharing my experiences as a caregiv...

» The True Key to a Stronger Physical Health
19/06/19 15:12 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I learned in 2008, that the bundled up emotions I was feeling and could not get a handle on was indeed mental illness.  I thought that I was defective, I thought that I was broken or crazy, alone and unloved.  I feared what others would ...

» Inside my Head *TRIGGER WARNING*
19/06/19 12:48 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
Trapped inside an endless maze with never ending haze doors open to upper floors with secret peepholes and a lifeless gaze No exiting black dark and doom Poison penetrating spiraling rooms Fighting delusions evil fears and tears Thrashin...

» It’s Temporary
19/06/19 10:24 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
As a kid I always remembered watching my father struggle. I knew at a young age what it was like to see my father cry and would always hear my mother yell for him to take his pills. When I was about 10 I started to struggle with my own m...

» Manage Mental Illness And Win
18/06/19 17:36 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
  I was struggling with depression and anxiety for many years but I didn’t know it and I wasn’t diagnosed until my last 20s.  A decent family.  Close friends. This is what my life was about!    During the good times I just focused on bei...

» Living With Bipolar Disorder
18/06/19 12:48 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 4 months ago after suffering from manic fits and bouts of depression that have been crippling my way of living for years. I’ve always been an anxious person, at least as long as I can remember. Howev...

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