Hello. My name is Cat, and I am a 20-year-old diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Reading and writing became my solace during the darkest times in my life: the times when my journal seemed to be my only friend, the times when my jaw forgot how to make sounds, and my mind failed to form relationships with others. I decided to post my journals on a personal blog, both as a way of releasing my emotions and as a way to continue the mental illness conversation. Through writing out my experiences, I hope to provide hope—even the teeniest tiniest amount, even to only one person—because one cannot survive without hope. Hope is the genesis of recovery. Hope inspires hope. Thank you.
Recent resources spreading the knowledge:
- Disney-Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’
- ‘Law and Order: SVU’ Heightened Emotions: Season 18, Episode 4
- ’13 Reasons Why’ novel and Netflix series
- Fox Sports teams up with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for May 2017: Mental Health Month