Mental Illness does not define someone! It's nothing more than a diagnosis. Bipolar Disorder is an illness I have; it in no way defines who I am! There are so many things in my life that define me; Bipolar is not one of them! There is a huge stigma that society attaches to mental illness. For someone to feel ashamed of an illness they have due to society’s misconceptions is in no way acceptable. Read about my own personal experiences with Bipolar Disorder and join me in KISSING STIGMA GOODBYE!
like to try something new with my blog. I've told a lot of my storyup until this point. Now,
I'd like to share the stories of other individuals who are living with a mental illness or have a loved one with a mental illness.A few weeks ago I had the chance to share the story of one of my Facebook
followers, which I very much appreciated. Everyone's story is different
and each story brings a new and different perspective on
mental illness to individuals who don't know a lot about mental illness as well as individuals who are knowledgeable about mental illness and care deeply about the subject.
Equally important to that, new and different stories could connect with
some of my readers more than my story does.Your story could relate more to someone's individual situation and could make a difference in their life. Your story could help fight the stigma of mental illness and give someone a sense of belonging and hope as well as the feeling that they are not alone in their fight!
If you're willing to share your story for me to post on
my blog please send me an e-mail me at
KissingStigmaGoodbye@gmail.com. I would
never share your name or any identifying information, it would be posted
completely anonymously! It can be as short or long as you'd like; as formal or informal as you'd like!