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Bipolar disorders and anxiety are frequent bedfellows. In fact, anxiety and anxiety disorders occur in more than half of those with bipolar type I, according to the paper, "The Importance of Anxiety States in Bipolar Disorder." And I am one of those who experience anxiety in bipolar disorder. Whether your anxiety comes in the form of a specific disorder, or it's just symptoms of anxiety, I can attest to the fact that anxiety affects bipolar disorder, and it's not in good ways.
Mental health crises can happen anywhere at any moment, such as in a public place. Time and time again, I've seen those public moments captured in photos and videos online, turning a moment of pain into a show that people seem to feel entitled to gawk at and criticize.
The decision to try for a baby is one of the most difficult you will ever make. However you choose to do it, there are about a million things to consider: am I the right age? Mature enough? Financially ready? Am I prepared for the toll this will take on my body, my relationship, my finances, my career? Am I ready to give my heart and soul to this person I haven't even met yet? And for me, there was the big one: is it selfish of me to bring a child into the world given my history of depression and mental illness?
Parenting anxiety doesn't end when a child goes off to college. In fact, experiencing anxiety about college-age kids (young adults) is common. I've had many conversations recently about worries and anxiety around kids going off to college, and I just dropped off my own son at his school for his freshman year. Here's a look at why sending a young adult child can cause anxiety and how not to be consumed with worry despite all of the causes. 
Having a well-crafted set of life goals helps me on my journey to build self-esteem, but it's the baby steps that lead to those goals that make me feel successful. Completing a life goal's final steps may be years away and focusing on that can be detrimental to self-esteem. Changing my focus to the baby steps I take improved my self-esteem
I’m the kind of person that has a lot of hobbies. As such, I’m constantly coming up with ideas for creative projects related to those hobbies. The amount that I’ve been able to devote to those projects because of my anxiety, however, is nowhere near what I sometimes envision it to be. Oftentimes I am guilty of trying to do too many things at one time.
As a young woman, I am unfortunately no stranger to crude innuendos aimed in my direction. However, not until I was sexually assaulted in 2017 did I recognize the full impact of this violation and the residual trauma it causes. Nor was I ready for how this would further exacerbate and complicate my eating disorder.
In all of its forms, grief is excruciating, but surprise-grief is the worst of all. The "surprise" of a loved one's death by suicide can cause you to wonder if you, yourself, will be able to survive. There are many factors, such as your relationship to the person or your mental health, that influence how you react and cope. (Note: This post contains a trigger warning.)
If you know someone who is living with a mental illness, such as dissociative identity disorder (DID), you may hear the word “grounding” used in regards to managing the condition. What does this mean, and how does it impact those living with DID?
Eating disorders during pregnancy are serious. When I found I was pregnant with my son over 10 years ago, I was still firmly in the grip of my eating disorder. I had what was known as eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS), now referred to as other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED). As my doctor explained it, this is a name used to describe people who did not categorically check all the boxes of anorexia nervosa or bulimia, but still had a high-risk eating disorder.

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Sarah Sharp
Good to hear from you, Terri.

Thank you for reaching out, and I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Even though I've never lost a child, I'm still a mom, so I can imagine the depths of your pain. I don't know if I could be as strong as you sound. I'm so happy this article could help you find a little connection.

Stay beautiful, and be kind to yourself.

Best wishes,

Sarah Sharp
Sarah Sharp
Hey there, Catherine,

Thank you so much for reaching out. I've never thought about asking for stories. I would be curious about what some of them are.

All I can share with you is what's worked for me and my son. I've seen what hoarding has done to members of our own family, and I don't want to see my son trudge down that path. I feel that I'm obligated to teach him how to let go of broken and unsanitary things, and, recently, it's become a little less traumatic for him.

Hopefully, we talk again soon.

Best wishes,

Sarah Sharp
Suzy
ALL PSYCH MEDS remove creativity.
However, let me say this, if you're just an average everyday creative, nothing remarkable, no awards, no remarkable training, no brilliance, never been called a genius, never been 1st in leading a path and not one of the BiPolar's that actually move society forward (and you rare few know who you are), as history has shown us then please STAY ON YOUR MEDS. For the true creatives however you may consider some serious self-reflection.
Catherine
On the surface, this sounds like a good idea.
But what sticks out to me is that you are

deciding whether he needs it or not. Try understanding what that need is abt so he can feel compassion abt what going to happen. Ask him to tell you the story of the item.
I also question parents buying excess toys so that they have to lose stuff to get stuff. I'm speaking from personal experience. Something I learned abt my own kids. I have a great more compassion for myself, kids and grandkids.
I think the consumerism that rampant (ALSO GUILTY) JUST DRIVES THIS.
God bless you and yours.

megan alder
My husband has been telling me to go to therapy because of my anxiety issues, and I'm unsure about it. I like that you recommend going to therapy so a counselor can help to pinpoint the reasons for having anxiety. I will start looking for a therapist I can go to take care of myself.