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Last Saturday morning at 5:00AM, I sat alone on the floor of my kitchen bellowing in agony. I was holding a knife up to my chest. I wished to drive it through my heart. I applied enough pressure so that … Continue reading Like the Switch of a Blade
I cannot recall a single day over the last six years, in which I would not mind if I were struck by some unlucky fate that resulted in my demise. If it were not for my family and really close friends, … Continue reading Existential Crisis
On the outside, she exudes beauty and brilliance, and wears the most radiant smile. She feels deeply, loves fiercely, and always manages to see the good in everyone. She has this infectious way in which she inspires people through her … Continue reading Outside In.
During a manic episode, I experience an increased level in energy that I would describe as a kind of “high.” I develop a heightened sense of self in which I am fun, flirty, fierce, fabulous, and fearless. “Who would not want to be me?” I am basically unstoppable. I also do not feel the need to sleep much during periods of mania (well hypomania in my case). And I engage in reckless activities such as unrestrained shopping sprees… OR clubbing the night before a major assessment. Then the irritation begins to set in. And while I do not actually hear voices, … Continue reading Bipolar Disorder explained through GIFs
It was 4AM last night. I sat at the edge of my window sill, letting my feet dangle outside in front of me. The night was tranquil as silent raindrops bounced against the fire escape. My eyes began to water … Continue reading Don’t Let Go