Lots of New Mental Health Articles For You!! 7/5/17

I’m sorry I’m sorry I’m sorry.

I know I abandoned you, the followers who keep me going. I am so grateful for all of you and your support, and I promise I’m going to keep posting more regularly, like I did in the beginning.

Let me tell you about what all has changed in the past few weeks.

Most importantly, I made the decision to go back to college! This is huge. I didn’t think I could do it; I didn’t think I could do it; I didn’t think I could do it; and then I knew I could.


My second change (okay this one is probably actually the most important): I stabilized 7 weeks ago for the first time.

My meds work!

I didn’t believe how well the correct mood stabilizers can work until it happened to me. After my antidepressant downfall, I was quite the skeptic. I figured meds could only get me so far.

Meds got me so, so far.

Third, even though I haven’t been writing here, I’ve been writing my heart out guest posting. Right now my newest post is live at scvincent.com. It’s called “Against Stigma.” It explains the 9 warning signs of mania, and is one of my favorite articles so far! I appreciate Sue for letting me write for her, and am thrilled to expand my audience!

I will also have a post live at worthliving.co this week. This will be my second article for Worth Living; the first was “Mental Illness and Humility,” which can be found about 20 blogs down on the link above. And I promise I’ll let you know when the second comes out! “Who Am I If I’m Not Manic” explains how my friends, family, therapists, and psychiatrists all believed my mania was my normal, which led to my misdiagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder.

I also have two articles on iam1in4.com: https://iam1in4.com/2017/06/ “The First Psychiatry Meeting” and https://iam1in4.com/2017/06/ “The First Therapy Meeting.”

Besides that, hit me up on social media! Comment somewhere that you found me from my blog, and I will follow back!

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And I will have a real post for you this week!! Hopefully a few.

I love you all xox

8 thoughts on “Lots of New Mental Health Articles For You!! 7/5/17

  1. Hi Cat just found you via Sue Vincent’s blog guest post, reblogged your article about bipolar. Followed your blog and twitter will scoot around and see where else I can follow you. By the way I’m doing author spotlights on the subject of inspiration so if you or someone you knows would be interested in guest posting let me know. Have a lovely day. 🙂

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  2. Hi! I found your guest post you mentioned above, and I really appreciated your sharing of how you catch your manic episode when it begins. I have a hard time with that one, as I struggle mainly from mixed manic episodes, and it’s hard for me to come down. I’m happy to find other bloggers out there talking about stigma, as I just started blogging to help break down stigma. It’s scary talking about it but courageous.
    As for the meds, I actually am on the tail end of a 9 week med change debacle, and we think we finally found THE one. I am gradually getting up to dose, but it seems to be really working with fewer side effects and I am really excited. I’m so glad you found YOUR medication!

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  3. SO happy to read that your meds worked and that you are going back to college! I know, I am visiting your blog for the first time, but this post made me feel so good, I just had to write to you. 🙂
    BiPolar meds do take their own time. Last year, when my hubby had his third attack, it felt like it was taking months for him to feel better. It did take months–more than 4 months, to be precise–and it did drain us all out. But, then, slowly and steadily, things came back to normal. He got a new job and he began staying occupied with his work and feeling better. Touchwood.
    Do take your meds on time, Cat. Do not miss a single dose. Look after yourself well..make self-care a part of your everyday life.
    Hugs and blessings! So glad to have connected with you.

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  4. Thank you so much. It is so relieving to hear stories about families/friends/partners helping people with mental illness. I’m very lucky to have a strong support system, which has truly aided my recovery so much. Your husband is so lucky to have yoh as well. So glad we are connecting; can’t wait to read more about what you have to say xox ❤️❤️


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