Taking My MHA Efforts Up a Notch

Guys! We have accidentally and astonishingly ended up in a place we never imagined we would be. I don't know how and why I am becoming a go-to person for too many people in my office.  Every now and then somebody would just appear with something they want to vent out. A girl came to... Continue Reading →

Hypomania: Bipolar Rollercoaster- MHA Reblogs

On December 14, 2021, author of the blog Looking for the Light wrote:

When you have Bipolar Disorder it’s not just up or down, there’s an in-between, it’s called Hypomania. Of all the states of Bipolar Disorder, this is one of the most dangerous because you don’t see it and if you do, you don’t want it to end.

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I experienced Hypomania for 10 years, some of the best years of my life and after the fall, some of the worst years of my life.

My career was at an all-time high, I was an Executive Salesperson, number one in the company, winning award after award and making a very comfortable living.

When you have Bipolar Disorder, hypomania can make almost anything possible. I went to Russia by myself, traveled to France, around the United States, and the Caribbean with my friends.

My doctor kept telling me the higher you go the harder you fall. I didn’t…

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The Storm — Identity- MHA Re-blog

As the rain pounds on the sidewalk like a drum the trees quiver and sway in the cold wind. The clouds suck all of the light from the sky and cloak the world in darkness. Fog makes it impossible to see more than six feet ahead. Lightening illuminates the sky in electric blue flashes, followed…The Storm... Continue Reading →

How to Deal With Complex PTSD Triggers – MHA Reblog

On May 9, 2013, the author of blog writeintothelight.org wrote:

Write into the Light

Dealing with PTSD Triggers

Current Symptoms

Racing thoughts. Obsessive compulsive behaviors, such as cleaning, organizing, exercising. Increased negative coping behaviors, such as overeating, smoking, and drinking. Physical pains, such as upset stomach, migraines, muscle aches and fatigue. Early morning waking. Increased irritability. Forgetfulness. Tightening chest. Racing heart rate – literally hearing my heart pounding in my ears. Shallow, rapid breaths. Dissociation or feelings of having an “out-of-body” experience.

These are common occurrences for those of us with anxiety disorders. This week, I experienced all of them (except for the drinking.) Only after forcing myself to sit down long enough to do some journaling was I able to identify the source of my anxiety…


There is always a cause for anxiety. Did you know that? It just doesn’t come because “we are crazy.” There is always a root cause, and it serves me well to sit down and face the fear of finding out…

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Not okay. – MHA Reblog

On May 15, 2018, the author of blog the adventuresofwinemum.wordpress.com wrote:

The Adventures of Wine Mum

I’ve written this post a thousand times in my head, but last Mind Charity’s Mental Health Awareness Week, it was far too raw to publish. I was scared my family and especially my parents, would worry I was still in the same state. That I was a danger to myself…or worse.

I’ve often written about my Post Natal Depression, so I’m sorry if it’s becoming repetitive. But this time I’d like to explain its darkest side. I recently begun talking about this and, although no one seemed to judge me, they did seem taken-aback that someone would speak so frankly. And so I am now to you, too.

Too often women suffer in silent because of the stigma attached to PND, or assume its normal to have the ‘Baby Blues’. I hate that term. It trivialises and softens what can be a terrifying time for mothers. Plus it is often…

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Storms don’t last forever🦋-MHA Reblog

On May 23, 2018, the author of blog mywarriorstory wrote:

My Story isn’t over yet;

I’m Leanne Gibbs aged 18, I will be explaining my personal journey in mental health… how it started, how I received help and the recovery journey that is continuing now. There will be a trigger warning in this blog!!! This will be including my self harm, my suicide attempts and my psychotic episodes!!I have decided to put everything into one blog instead off doing separate ones. 2016-2018. Enjoy.

It was 2016 when I started realising that the things I was doing wasn’t right, besides this was my final year at school (year 11). I attended East Point Academy and I was coming home from school just locking my self away in my bedroom from everyone, not going out socialising like I use to before. Home life was as good as it can get with no problems at all. School life was pretty tough for me though I was getting kicked…

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The Age of Loneliness – MHA Reblog

On February 11, 2016, Klodo wrote:

Death by Shyness

I watched The Age of Loneliness tonight which had been on the BBC a couple of weeks ago. It was very sad and had me in tears a couple of times. I hate to see that kind of desperation and sadness, its heartbreaking.Many of the people were old and alone having lost a partner after years together. However some were not and of course mental health and social anxiety are key ingredients of loneliness. In fact I can’t really think of many conditions which keep a person lonely for the majority of their life other than social anxiety. Hardly anyone for instance goes a lifetime without even having a partner but many with anxiety do as I can testify. It makes you think that you are weird beyond belief and that you must be evil or bad in some way but of course that is complete crap as I have…

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It’s All In Your Head

On FEBRUARY 5, 2022, POET KATIE wrote:

Katie’s Words in Dark Corners

Trigger Warning. Mental illness.

Feelings lurk beneath the surface.
A weighted sadness trying to drag me down.
I simply don’t know why.

I wish I could suck it up,
Get on with it, be strong.
All those other keep calm and carry on sentiments.

Thoughts entangle my mind,
Worthlessness infects me.
An unyielding self doubt,
I am a burden to those I love.

Will I ever be good enough?
Fatigue and pain feed on my energy, like a mosqito feeding on blood.

Inadequacies seem constant.
As I struggle to keep up,
Tiredness becomes the norm.
I am exhausted.

Yet thoughts remain,
Niggling away.
Self depreciation.
Going round and round,
Inside my head.

By Katie Haigh

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