Bipolar Affective Disorder · Updates

Two blog posts for the price of one…an update, I guess?

Pro-tip: read┬áthis summary to save yourself some time. I am feeling frustrated that I feel defined by an illness I refuse to define me and don’t consider to be part of my identity, even though it is because it is a mental illness, so therefore, by definition, it has an impact on my┬áthinking and behaviour,… Continue reading Two blog posts for the price of one…an update, I guess?

Anxiety · Bipolar Affective Disorder · Depression · Inpatient Treatment · Student nurse stories · Updates

Discharge, uni and a truckload of anxiety

It’s been ten days since I was discharged. Now that I’m home, things are kind of sinking in. In the space of two and a half-three months, I went from living with a group of people I’d made good friends with, in a new city, in a new country. I went from being a student… Continue reading Discharge, uni and a truckload of anxiety

Bipolar Affective Disorder · Depression · Inpatient Treatment · Updates

Steamrolled

Here is something. For the past 9 days I’ve been plagued with suicidal thoughts, followed by a plummeting mood. Discharge is, once again, postponed. Everyone scratches their heads, wondering why my mood still hasn’t levelled out. The nurses tell me that we need to get me home, before this place starts to eat me alive,… Continue reading Steamrolled