Tag: mental health stigmas
Bipolar Disorder: Mental Illness or Creative Superpower?
Since resceiving my diagnosis in 2004, It has always been fascinating to me that many eastern cultures view mental illness differently than medical professionals in the western hemisphere. Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia aren’t viewed so much as psychotic breaks as they are spiritual awakenings. In Shamanism, those who struggle with these mental illnesses aren’t considered…
From Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to INorder in 5 Simple Steps
In a previous post, I shared many resources to help cope with and manage bipolar disorder. At the level of “superpower” in living with and managing any mental illness is self-awareness. Next to acceptance, being self-aware is the most important facet in treating Post Traumatic Stess Disorder (PTSD). This post will be peppered with quotes…