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I find it really sad that the pages that are supposedly advocating mental health think it’s ok to build their following and grow their platform without actually supporting those that have a mental illness that still try to help others when sometimes they are fighting for their own life. I don’t care how amazing or unexperienced of a writer someone is if they are sharing their emotions about an illness that is so hard to explain in attempt to tell others they aren’t alone and that page unfollows them, how dare they even say they’re a mental health advocate. It’s not about followers but working together to spread hope is what advocating is and why I started this page. I don’t only talk about mental health because I’m human and I don’t only want to focus on the part of me that is unwell. Anyway I had to get that off my chest so thanks for reading and thank you for supporting me and more importantly mental health as a whole 🖤💜🖤💜. • • • #mentalhealthadvocate #bereal #beselfless #supportothers #bethelight #savealife #payattention #realshit #makeadifference #livewithpurpose #mentalillness #bipolar #bipolardisorder #depression #anxiety #ptsd #spilledink #writing #mytruth #poetry #poetsofinstagram #igpoets #instapoet #unwell #justme #unseeableme
There are so many poems I read, even captions under selfies that are filled with sadness and emotions of people who truly feel alone. Some with mental illness, others just broken down by life. A lot of these poems go unrecognized because it’s human nature that we search for happiness and ignore the so called weak. Sometimes I want to reach out but it’s difficult to know what to say. I just want anyone reading this to believe you’re not alone, I see you, I read you and you are so much better than you know 🖤💜🖤💜. • • • #mentalhealth #mentalillness #pain #darkness #invisibleillness #bipolar #bpd #depression #anxiety #hope #keeponkeepingon #betterdays #icare #everyonematters #writerscommunity #instawriters #poetsofig #poets #instapoet #spilledink #unseeableme
We tend to listen to our friends but ignore what’s left unsaid. Most of us are struggling just hoping someone sees behind our smile. This was written for a friend of mine, I know all too well what it’s like being trapped inside your head wondering if anyone truly understand you 🖤... • • • #lookdeeper #bethelight #spreadlove #payattention #supportyourfriends #bethere #unseeableme #mentalhealth #positivevibes #realshit #💯 #writerslife #instawriter #spilledink #poetsofinstagram #igpoets #poets #instapoetry #instapoet #poems
There’s no better feeling than the security of someone’s touch. Knowing it will outweigh any anxiety that uncertainty gives us 💜🖤. • • • #security #loyalty #safety #histouch #love #theone #hopelessromantic #illwait #writing #writerslife #spilledink #poetsofinstagram #poetry #poetrylovers #poeticsouls #instapoet #poetsofig #poems #spilledinkpoetry #unseeableme
Sometimes the strongest people don’t always smile but that doesn’t mean they aren’t trying to make sure you do 🖤💜. • • • #mentalhealth #strength #mentalhealthadvocate #ally #youmatter #gooddays #baddays #icare #nevergivingup #bipolar #bpd #depression #anxiety #ptsd #adhd #everyonematters #unseeableme #invisibleillness #writingcommunity #instawriter #poet #poetsofig #instapoet
I tried to keep this “insta short” so people would read because I think it’s so important that anyone who loves someone with bipolar knows that sometimes this illness will feel stronger than the love you try to give them but that doesn’t mean the person with bipolar isn’t trying to love you back. I cry every time I write about bipolar because I’m so passionate about making sense of it not just for myself but for others. I’ve been on both sides of this mood disorder. I’ve been loved having bipolar and I have loved people with bipolar. No matter the outcome just know more than likely that person is trying to love the best they can along with trying to survive. Please don’t give up on someone you truly love who is trying 🖤🙏💜. • • • #mentalhealth #mentalillness #invisibleillness #bipolar #bpd #bipolardisorder #depression #nevergiveup #love #hope #mentalhealthadvocate #ally #writer #writersofinstagram #spilledink #unseeableme #poetry #poetsofinstagram #instapoet #instapoetry #poetrylovers
When we have the flu we stay in bed with no guilt until we get better. We cancel plans, call in sick to work, miss functions and everyone understands. Mental illness doesn’t go away it’s always there and there are times it’s almost too much to bare yet most people don’t realize we aren’t well because we look healthy and strong. If I accomplish one thing in my life I want it to be doing my part in showing mental illness is as real as any other illness. I want those of you who are suffering to know that if you’re doing your best that’s enough 🖤💜🖤💜. • • • #mentalhealth #mentalillness #invisibleillness #mentalillnessawareness #bipolar #bipolardisorder #ptsd #anxiety #depression #bipolardepression #hope #youarenotalone #youareenough #hanginthere #unseeableme #spilledink #icare #poetsofig #instapoet #writer #instawriter #quotes #authors
I have made so many mistakes. I’ve trusted people when red flags were hitting me in the face. Moral of the story is I will never depend on a man for my happiness. Moving on to me is as easy as brushing my teeth. Once you’ve let me down I don’t look back. It sounds cold but I would never expect someone to allow me to mistreat them. We all deserve true love and if I can’t have that, I’m still going to gracefully carry on🖤💜🖤💜. • • • #strongerthanyouthink #nogames #realshit #overit #cantbreakme #movedon #writeitout #writingistherapy #selflove #knowmyworth #spilledinkpoetry #unseeableme #instawriter #poetry #mytruth #poetsofinstagram #realwords #💯 #poetsofig #instapoet #poetryporn #poems
Love isn’t one sided. It took me a long time and a lot of soul searching to find enough self love to reveal my demons and I believe that has helped me understand that everyone has them, even though they may not look like mine. We all suffer from time to time, some more than others but if I’m willing to show someone I love...mine, I deserve to know theirs so I can do my best to be there, to care and prove I’m not scared. I don’t like when people disappear then show up and expect my love to still be there. Life isn’t fair but love should be 💜🖤💜🖤. • • • #love #trust #wearewhoweare #revealyourself #imhere #icare #waiting #reallove #unconditionallove #unseeableme #mentalhealth #mentalhealthadvocate #writerscommunity #instawriter #thinkingoutloud #writingitout #poetsofinstagram #poetrylovers #poets #poetsofig #instapoet #poetrycommunity #spilledink
This world, no matter how crazy it gets will never revolve around a single person. It doesn’t matter who you are. We are all a little bit selfish sometimes and I don’t believe there’s anything wrong with that but I think the world would coexist better with a little more caring about others and lot less trying to satisfy ourselves 🌎❤️. • • • #coexist #selflessness #bekind #everyonematters #bethechange #spreadlove #unity #oneworld #writerslife #instawriter #spilledink #unseeableme #poetry #poetsofig #mentalhealth #instapoet #quotestoliveby #thinkingoutloud #goodvibes #betterdays #cometogether
I can’t recall how many times I’ve said I was not feeling good and automatically people ask do I have the flu or a cold. By no fault of their own they only knew physical (explainable) sickness they had no idea bipolar was the culprit. I had never revealed it to anyone but my doctor. Years I spent lying saying oh it might be a 24 hour bug or something when really I was dying mentally. As I slowly started revealing my illness on IG and to people in my real life I not only realized how many others suffer from this but I noticed I didn’t have to lie anymore I could say I have the flu if it’s true or my bipolar is winning today. Having someone ask about my mental status is something I’m not familiar with but it feels really good to be able to tell the truth. It feels even better that someone asks about my mental health and even more having someone give a shit. So to the person who asked me this very question today...thank you and to those of you that are supportive of people with mental illness...thank you. Your kindness does not go unnoticed 🖤💜🖤💜. • • • #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthadvocate #bipolar #bipolardisorder #bipolarawareness #bpd #anxietydisorder #panicdisorder #ptsd #depression #invisibleillness #support #allies #thankyou #hope #unseeableme #nevergivingup #survivors #instawriters #spilledink #poetsofig #poets #poems #instapoets #authors #words
The world has a way of trying to keep us contained in a perfect little box. I wish I was brilliant at one specific thing and just do that but I’m bipolar so I’ll never meet that expectation. I’m wild, tame, mellow, loving, sad, happy and as creative I can be with a mind that is traveling. I don’t know how to be anything other than me. Consistency will never be my thing and I’m honestly perfectly alright with that 🖤💜 • • • #bipolar #anxious #loving #wild #tame #happy #sad #depressed #authentic #justme #unseeableme #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalillness #invisibleillness #depression #writing #keepingitreal #spilledink #bipolarquotes ##poetry #poetsofig #instapoet #whocareswhatpeoplethink #💯
I can’t count how many times I have chosen my demons over people or how many times people have chosen them over me. It seems easier than revealing issues that a person might not understand. Sometimes we all need self care and time alone but other times we push people away that would have understood and might of even been going through a similar thing. You can have demons and still allow someone to care about you. I’m not letting my demons win anymore 🖤💜🖤💜. • • • #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthadvocate #invisibleillness #darktimes #demons #letpeoplein #bipolar #bipolardisorder #bpd #ptsd #depression #anxiety #unseeableme #spilledink #writersofig #poetry #poetrycommunity #instapoet #mentalhealthmatters
I contemplated telling this story but I figured I’ve already revealed I have bipolar, that I daily make mistakes and I’m a mess sometimes so might as well tell all. Everything I post is to bring awareness to something that I’ve either been through or is important to me. Not because I want sympathy but because I know someone will read this and know they are not alone and that they are worthy. With that said I’m not just single because I have bipolar or that I haven’t found the one. I’m single because I trusted my life in the hands of someone I loved and they almost took it for no reason at all. I thought bipolar was the most terrifying thing that I’d ever have to deal with but that night when I heard the ambulance sirens I felt like the luckiest person in the world that people were coming to save my life. I was accustomed to suicidal thoughts but that short period of my existence I fought like hell for my life and that changed me forever in a good way. I know I write about mental illness a lot but I know about suffering in general. I blamed myself for everything and I’ve learned it’s not our fault what people do to us it’s their own doing and to fully heal you have to know your worth. Anyway I’m bawling writing this and I feel ridiculous but that’s my story...at least for tonight 🖤🖤💜💜... • • • #domesticviolence #survivor #mentalhealthadvocate #invisibleillness #warrior #ally #healing #movingforward #cantbreakme #hope #love #peace #kindness #bipolar #depression #unseeableme #writers #instawriters #poetsofinstagram #poetry #spilledink #instapoet
My entire life I have felt like a burden. I have spent so many years comparing myself to people who don’t have a mental illness. I have sat among friends smiling but dying inside wondering if anyone knew how hard I was trying. “Fake it to make it Danielle” is all I told myself. My family and friends would ask how I’m doing not knowing the demons I was fighting so I always said “I’m good”. It’s not easy to say bipolar is trying to take my life and I need help. Not really a “good vibes” conversation. I knew they couldn’t cure me anyways. Finally I couldn’t hold it in anymore so I wrote my book to explain everything. That seemed a whole lot easier than a face to face with everyone speaking about a complicated illness I was hiding. I didn’t want help I just wanted people in my life to know I care, I’m trying and if I don’t make it to functions or seem sad it’s due to bipolar not them. That alone made my relationships with my family and friends so much better. I don’t have to feel bad or hide anymore. If you are hiding your illness I encourage you to reveal it. The people who truly care will still be there 💜🖤... • • • #mentalillness #mentalhealth #invisibleillness #mentalhealthadvocate #bipolar #bipolardisorder #mentalillnessawareness #depression #anxietydisorder #hope #icare #youmatter #unseeableme #poetry #poetsofinstagram #spilledink #writersofinstagram #authorsofpain #beyourself #nevergiveup
If I would’ve given into bipolar and it’s demons I wouldn’t be taking this selfie explaining how happy I am to be alive even on my worst days. I wouldn’t of published my book or been able to spread hope through my words. I wouldn’t be carving pumpkins tonight for my daughters 20th Halloween birthday. I would’ve never heard my daughters laugh again or been able to give her advice when the world fails to make sense. I would have missed so many sunsets and road trips with her. Not being able to hug her again would be far worse than anything this illness could dish out. Not everyone has a child, spouse or family that supports them but there is always something or someone that can be your saving grace if you look hard enough. There is something everyone has to offer this world. I don’t have all of the answers, I wish I did but what I do have is compassion for people...especially anyone contemplating or has attempted suicide. I’ve been there and I’m not ashamed of that. My illness did that not me. I’m still “Danielle” and I remind myself that every single day. I encourage anyone who is suicidal to do the same and reach out to professionals or someone you trust. Like I said my DM is always open 🖤🖤💜💜... • • • #mentalhealthadvocate #suicideawareness #suicideprevention #invisibleillness #depression #bipolardepression #bipolar #bpd #youmatter #reachout #yourenotalone #icare #dontgiveup #fightforyourlife #unseeableme #poet #writer #author #justme #mentalillness
If I let someone in, I let them all the way in. I’ll let go and trust that they will hold on tight even when I reveal my demons 🖤💜... • • • #mentalhealthadvocate #invisibleillness #darkness #depression #bipolar #bpd #bipolardisorder #hopelessromantic #love #unconditionallove #unseeableme #writers #witerscommunity #spilledink #poetsofinstagram #poetry #poetrycommunity #poetrylovers
Just because you see people smiling doesn’t mean they aren’t struggling. Luckily today my smile is real but never assume someone who looks happy...is! Give compliments, spread love and hope...look deeper. You could save a life 🖤💜🖤💜... • • • #mentalhealthadvocate #invisibleillness #unseeableme #bipolar #bipolardisorder #bpd #depression #anxiety #icare #youmatter #iseeyou #betterdays #smiles #selfie #fridayvibes #poet #instapoet #writer #instawriter
I once wished I was somebody else, someone without a mental illness. I admired people who could tell themselves to be happy and it worked. I was jealous that they will never know what a life of bipolar feels like. It frustrated me that while they were sound asleep at night I was battling demons. I was so angry I was given this fight. All that did was make me bitter. So I had a choice to keep feeling sorry for myself or make my life the best it can be under the circumstance. People have told me you can’t help others if you’re still hurting. I disagree, those are the times that make me fight harder not just for myself but for others going through the same thing. People think sharing the sad side of things is sharing negativity but those people are not searching IG to find someone, anyone who understands what this illness feels like. I’m not sharing sadness I’m spreading hope 💜🖤💜🖤... • • • #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalillness #mentalhealth #invisibleillness #bipolar #bpd #bipolardisorder #depression #battles #victory #unseeableme #ally #youmatter #writersofinsta #writerslife #instawriter #spilledink #poetry #poets #poetsofinstagram #instapoet #hope #strength
Sometimes we have so much to say but afraid nobody is listening. Life isn’t always a walk in the park especially if you’re battling mental illness. I have a notebook full of raw poetry I still haven’t posted. A poet friend of mine convinced me to keep crawling out of my comfort zone and continue to be myself. Sharing your pain isn’t always a cry for help it’s a way for you to be heard, to let others know they aren’t alone and a way to accept that not all days are going to be filled with happiness 🖤🖤💜💜... • • • #mentalhealth #mentalillness #advocate #invisibleillness #darkness #shattered #bipolar #bpd #bipolardisorder #depression #anxiety #icare #unseeableme #writersofig #instawriter #spilledink #poetry #poetsofinstagram #poets #poetrycommunity #instapoetry
I’m guilty of both sides of this. I write captions obviously not to explain the simplicity of my poems but I want people to understand how sometimes bipolar can make us emotionless or intensely emotional. Again I’m speaking for myself but when I’m dating I’m mostly unattached and I assume the guy knows that and I believe he could care less either way. I’ve let some really nice guys down and that’s my bad. When I finally do let someone in it seems karma is real because I get comfortable believing he cares about me the same way. Bipolar and love is a viscous cycle but what I’ve learned is if everyone is honest with their intentions and emotions it generally holds a better outcome 🖤🖤💜💜... • • • #mentalhealthadvocate #bipolar #love #complicated #intentions #depression #thinkingoutloud #spilledink #invisibleillness #writer #writersofig #instawriter #poets #poetry #poetsofinstagram #instapoet #unseeableme
I don’t know what’s worse...thinking you’re incapable of love or finally believing you are and falling short 🖤🖤🖤... • • • #badatlove #fail #foolish #broken #noregrets #worthit #hopelessromantic #oneday #nevergivingup #thinkingoutloud #unseeableme #flawed #hope #writersofinstagram #writers #instawriter #poetry #poetsofig #poetry #poems #instapoet
There is so much pressure on writers and people in general. A selfie or poem is expected to be better than the last and fewer likes makes most of us question ourselves. I don’t know about you but I don’t believe every post that gets thousands of likes is always worthy of them and not every post that is outstanding gets the appreciation it deserves. Some of it boils down to popularity, sometimes it’s the hard work that was put into it, occasionally people are consistently brilliant or beautiful, other times our posts just aren’t relatable to the masses but all that shit aside who cares...as long as you are posting with purpose it’s going to reach someone who needs it. Often times the almost deleted posts are the ones that will make an impact. (Not always) So I say fuck the likes, fuck the number of followers, be yourself because people like me want to know the real you however you decide to creatively show it 🖤💜... • • • #beyourself #keepitreal #knowyourworth #realshit #youmatter #letitgo #creativity #authenticity #livewithpurpose #mentalhealthadvocate #invisibleillness #bipolar #depression #anxiety #writer #instawriter #spilledink #poet #poetry #instapoet #author #justme #unseeableme
It’s not a risk to love if you do so without expectations. Not everyone is capable of loving you back the same way. That doesn’t mean they don’t need or deserve to feel loved. Spreading love has nothing to lose🖤💜... • • • #love #spreadlove #unconditionallove #noexpectations #mentalhealthadvocate #ally #depression #bipolar #mentalhealth #invisibleillness #betterdays #icare #spilledink #writersofinstagram #instawriter #poetry #poetsofig #instapoet #unseeableme
It was difficult to choose a short section of my book “Unseeable Me” to read. It contains a lot of pain but also hope. Now that I have found the right medication and finally stopped hiding that I have bipolar a lot of what I wrote I no longer struggle with, or at least not as intensely. I still chose to write these painful emotions because some people are still where I once was mentally. I didn’t want to skip all the scary parts and only talk about the life that is possible to obtain after proper treatment. I’ve read dozens of books on bipolar and I feel like they were written after the person was at a good place mentally. I felt the need to write for people that aren’t there yet. Those people are the ones who need to know they aren’t alone and it’s ok not to be at the same place as someone else with bipolar. It’s not a competition on who handles bipolar better, it’s a personal journey that I don’t want anyone to give up on 🖤💜🖤💜... • • • #mentalhealthadvocate #invisibleillness #bipolar #bpd #anxiety #depression #bipolardepression #mentalillness #darkness #demons #pushthrough #nevergiveup #icare #youmatter #unseeableme #writers #writing #instawriter #poets #poetry #instapoet #author #justme
I’m holding out for the guy that makes my soul tremble. I may not find him as soon as I would like but I’m positive he’s worth the wait ❤️... • • • #love #worththewait #hopelessromantic #nevergivingup #therealthing #foreverlove #thinkingoutloud #mondayselfie #selfie #selfloveadvocate #mentalhealthadvocate #unseeableme #invisibleillness #bipolar #writer #author #poet #ally #justme #
I’ll never sell my soul for fame. I’ll stand alone if I have to but I’m posting my truth, nothing will ever change that 🖤💜... • • • #mytruth #realshit #nogames #nofakes #alwaysme #icare #genuine #unseeableme #mentalhealthadvocate #invisibleillness #bipolar #writer #writersofig #instawriter #spilledink #poetry #poetsofig #instapoet
I’ll never sell my soul for fame. I’ll stand alone if I have to but I’m posting my truth, nothing will ever change that 🖤💜... • • • #mytruth #realshit #nogames #nofakes #alwaysme #icare #genuine #unseeableme #mentalhealthadvocate #invisibleillness #bipolar #writer #writersofig #instawriter #spilledink #poetry #poetsofig #instapoet
We are all here for a reason. Just like many others I could put on a smile and write about every amazing thing that has ever happened to me or still does daily but I choose to risk it and talk about the not so pretty things in life. Not to be a downer because shockingly I am a happy person but sometimes everyone, not just those with mental illness get down on life and themselves. It’s refreshing to know life isn’t always as perfect as what we generally see on IG. Many of us are broken the only difference is some of us aren’t pretending. We say it like it is even if we are less likable. Sharing our demons isn’t an attempt to make people sad or feel sorry for us it’s an attempt to show others being happy isn’t the only emotion acceptable to share 🖤🖤💜💜... • • • #mentalhealth #darkness #lifeisntperfect #thestruggleisreal #realshit #noshame #depressionisreal #sadness #riskitall #nevergivingup #bipolar #bpd #unseeableme #justme #yourenotalone #icare #ally #writers #instawriter #spilledink #poets #poetry #instapoet
Having bipolar has sure put me in some questionable positions in the past. Things I would never do now (nothing violent just to be clear) Every single time I get ready to post something about bipolar, my life or my mistakes I can feel my heart pounding, leery of what people will think. But then I remember why I’m posting these things and how they really don’t have anything to do with me. They have everything to do with breaking stigmas, bipolar, and being honest about it. “Acceptance” has been the key to overcoming my demons. I think hiding it invites more of them in. Sometimes you have to face the part of you that you don’t want to see in order to reveal all the amazing things that you are 🖤🖤💜💜... • • • #mentalhealthadvocate #endthestigma #invisibleillness #mentalillness #darkness #mistakes #lettinggo #acceptance #bipolar #bipolardisorder #bpd #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #dpression #unseeableme #icare #youmatter #ally #justme #writers #writersofig #poetry #poetsofig #spilledink #poets #poetsofinstagram #instapoet
I truly believe our struggles have a purpose. We can either feel sorry for ourselves or make a difference. Our pain isn’t as unique as we think. Others are out there somewhere battling a similar thing. I can only speak for myself but in my opinion perseverance and compassion gives hope and I don’t know a single soul that can succeed without that. I also want to thank everyone for commenting and messaging me with kind words saying I’ve impacted you in some way. You prove that all my efforts aren’t in vain and that alone gives me hope 🖤💜🖤💜... • • • #mentalhealthadvocate #invisibleillness #struggles #bipolar #bpd #depression #anxiety #everyonematters #icare #ally #unseeableme #nevergivingup #compassion #writingcommunity #writers #instawriters #spilledink #poetry #poetsofig #instapoet #poem
Depression is one of the most difficult things a person can endure. Unlike sadness there is no meaningful explanation for it. It’s merely a chemical imbalance and It comes and goes without a reason to be sad. The love of your life could appear, you could win the lottery, have a plethora of people who love you, have a life people envy but none of that matters when that unsettling darkness comes. I’m thankful for medicine, meditation, nutrition, exercise and support I’m given but sometimes all of that isn’t enough. Although I’m not depressed at the moment I know having bipolar means I’ll never be immune to depression therefore I talk about it even on my good days. Not only to remind myself I will remain strong and I will get through it when it arrives but to let people know they aren’t alone. We push people away not because we are selfish we just know depression sometimes requires all of our energy just to survive. When we feel better we look back and see that we may of made others feel unwanted and that is what inspired this poem 🖤💜🖤💜... • • • #mentalhealthadvocate #depression #bipolardepression #mentalillness #invisibleillness #bipolar #bpd #anxiety #solitude #darkness #demons #youmatter #betterdaysahead #pushthrough #icare #unseeableme #writing #writersofinstagram #poetry #poetsofig #spilledink #instapoet
There are some people we come across that aren’t afraid of our demons. It’s rare and whether it’s temporary or turns out to be our soulmate it’s reassuring that someone truly cares. I’m so thankful for anyone who sees past me having bipolar and appreciates all of the other things I am 🖤💜🖤💜... • • • #mentalhealthadvocate #invisibleillness #bipolar #anxiety #depression #bpd #unseeableme #mentalhealth #endstigma #writing #writers #writersofig #poets #poetry #poetrycommunity #instapoet #spilledink #thankfulforyou
I feel like sometimes the best written words are in the spur of the moment completely raw and vulnerable meant for one person in a text. The pressure to impress disappears and your true self is revealed. Obviously this isn’t always the case for everyone but a lot of times it is for me... • • • #texting #raw #vulnerable #nopressure #real #emotions #words #inthemoment #unseeableme #poetry #poetsofig #instapoet #writers #writingcommunity #instawriters #spilledink #thinkingoutloud
Sometimes positivity doesn’t help when you’re trapped in the dark thinking you’re alone. You think compliments are fake and happy people are a mystery. All you want is to know someone is next to you in the pitch black and they won’t let go of you until you find your way. Positivity isn’t always a huge smile on your face spreading joy, sometimes to some people it’s just being there trying to understand them while they feel temporarily out of place 🖤💜🖤💜. • • • #mentalillness #bipolar #depression #invisibleillness #darkness #pitchblack #icare #youmatter #mentalhealthadvocate #keepgoing #itsnotarace #unseeableme #ally #writing #instawriter #spilledink #poetsofig #instapoet #thinkingoutloud
Not trying to ruin anyone’s Friday vibes but these are mine....my feelings don’t care what day it is...I’m thankful when I have any at all 💜🖤💜🖤 . . . #mentalhealthadvocate #demons #moods #pushingthrough #bipolar #depression #stillsmiling #hopeful #nevergivingup #writing #writerslife #thinking #thinkingoutloud #writersofinstagram #instawriter #poetry #mytruth #instapoet #unseeableme
I take what I can out of the advice that is given to me. I too give it when necessary but sometimes things are too complex to be fixed. Validating someone is one of the kindest gestures that exist. Reassuring an individuals emotions is powerful 🖤💜🖤💜... • • • • #mentalhealthadvocate #validation #wearewhoweare #notbroken #spreadlove #unseeableme #everyonematters #bipolar #depression #anxiety #mentalillness #invisibleillness #writing #writerscommunity #instawriter #poetsofig #instapoet #quotes #spilledink
I’ve always stayed true to me, even when the reality of that was scary. There is no such thing as doing everything perfectly. We are all flawed and we all have demons. I believe the imperfect parts of us are the most beautiful. Those are what tell our true stories and help us find comfort in knowing we may have changed someone’s life. If nothing else, being ourselves can bring happiness to our own lives 🖤💜... • • • • #mentalhealthadvocate #invisibleillness #bipolar #bipolardisorder #anxiety #depression #ptsd #hope #imperfect #courage #authenticity #poetrylovers #poetsofig #poetry #instapoet #unseeableme #writing #writers #instawriter #spilledink
I’ve always been a sucker for poets, musicians and anyone who dares to share their deepest thoughts. I can’t help it 💜🖤💜🖤 • • • #thinkingoutloud #canthelpit #deepsoul #foolish #dontcare #words #lyrics #poems #music #love #writeitout #therapy #unseeableme #writerslife #writersofinstagram #instawriter #poetry #poetsofinstagram #instapoet #poetsofig #poetrylovers #poetic #souls
So obviously my posts have been dark the last few days. I never try to give false hope and say “oh look at me everything is perfect” that would be ridiculous. Most of the time I’m doing pretty good with managing bipolar most people who know me but don’t follow my insta still don’t know I have it. Regardless I sometimes hit that low for no reason. But I just keep going even when it seems impossible because I know it’s temporary. I’ve made it through hell many times I’m not about to give up now. I’m sure as hell not about to give up on anyone else who endures this. I thought being happy meant victory but honestly not giving up does. If anyone relates to this you’re not alone and I know how strong you are for continuing to carry on 💜🖤💜🖤 • • • #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealth #invisibleillness #mentalillness #bipolar #bpd #anxiety #depression #ptsd #farfromcrazy #goodsoul #justme #icare #youmatter #endstigma #unseeableme #writing #writerslife #instawriter #poetry #poet #instapoet #poetrytherapy #poem
I personally don’t see anything wrong with drinking in moderation if it doesn’t affect someone’s life negatively. I however spent years on the wrong bipolar meds and used alcohol as a way to cope with my emotions. I literally could not go to social events without drinking (a lot) I somehow thought it would help my anxiety but instead I ended up prolonging dealing with my illness. I have stories I could tell that still make me cringe. I’ll save those for future posts. Basically I’m trying to say vices are not the answer to handling bipolar. For me excessive drinking made everything worse. I believe moderation is key and it’s obviously different for everyone. I used alcohol as medication and coping, not to relax or have an occasional fun night like most people. Maybe someone reading this right now is where I was and I want you to know there is hope it can get better with loving yourself enough to start making small changes that turn into life changing ones. 💜🖤💜🖤 • • • #mentalhealthadvocate #invisibleillness #bipolar #bpd #depression #anxiety #selfcare #panicdisorder #mooddisorder #endstigma #unseeableme #goodsoul #writerslife #poet #instawriter #spilledink #poetry #instapoet #real #youmatter #icare #keepgoing
I feel like this pic matches what I’m about to say....The facade I walked around in to hide having bipolar was almost as exhausting as the illness itself. Making up excuses of why I couldn’t do certain things so I didn’t have to tell anyone I’m laying in bed desperately searching for reasons to live, or sick from trying yet another medication. The worst part was being the life of the party feeling fabulous and comfortable in my own skin but the next one I’d be the anxious outcast in the corner. Bipolar doesn’t care about your plans, your job, your relationships....IT OWNS YOU. No doubt the right cocktail of meds saved my life but not hiding my illness anymore is a freeing feeling I can’t describe. Years ago if you said you had bipolar people would literally run, some still do now and I just smile and wave as they leave. I don’t blame them for what they don’t know. I just know who I am and that is a person who has reached despair that shouldn’t exist and someone who cares about other human beings whether they have an illness or not. My favorite part of this story is I’m alive, I finally have hope to give and I found a way to turn my chaos into something positive that might make a difference in someone’s life 💜🖤 • • • #mentalhealthadvocate #bpd #bipolardepression #mentalillness #endstigma #bipolar #invisibleillness #mooddisorder #anxiety #panicattacks #depression #youmatter #icare #ally #unseeableme #goodsoul #author #writer #instawriter #poet #instapoet #selfloveadvocate #justme #selfie #hope
I’ve spent so many years questioning my every move. When people know you have bipolar you’re instantly judged. So right out of the gate you feel like you have to shatter stigmas. The ones on movies where the stalker/murderer chick is never blamed for being a shitty person it’s always “she’s bipolar”. Or the school shootings never being associated with the shooters bad upbringing so it “must be” bipolar. My favorite misconception is the bipolar memes on social media. I don’t have to explain those we’ve all seen them. I’m not going to sit here and say everyone with bipolar is a good person but I can tell you for a fact bipolar is misunderstood. Truth is there are a ton of reasons people are violent and bipolar is unlikely to be the sole reason. The fact is most of us living with this illness put others before ourselves. We have a mood disorder that doesn’t mean we’re crazy. So all I know is I’m going to post on my good days and bad and do my best to make others see bipolar isn’t evil and most of all let others like me know they aren’t alone. For the record the craziest thing I’ve ever done is post my heart on Instagram for all to read 💯🖤❤️ • • • #mentalhealth #mentalhealthadvocate #endstigma #mentalillness #invisibleillness #unseeableme #bipolar #bipolardisorder #depression #anxiety #ptsd #selfloveadvocate #bpd #bpdawareness #author #youarenotalone #panicdisorder #writingtherapy #writer #instawriter #mytruth #youmatter #nevergiveup #poets #instapoet #goodsoul #beyou #youareworthy #hangon
A lot of mental health advocates talk about overcoming or curing mental illness. Even doctors know there is no cure only ways to better maintain it. I remember seeing posts when I was at my lowest saying “I had bipolar but now I’m healthy, you can be too if you do x, y, z like me.” Well I’m not sure what they mean by “healthy” but having bipolar myself, a dad and friends with it I know each case varies and there is no quick fix. Some find ways to manage it better but it’s not something that disappears with a magic wand. Whatever stage someone is in with their diagnosis I don’t judge and I’m not here to say I’m cured and you can be too. My page is my truth, my experiences past and current and to let others know they are not alone and it’s ok to be who you are at this very moment. This isn’t a journey of curing people it’s to shatter stigmas and be there for anyone who is struggling 💜🖤 #endstigma #youareenough #invisibleillness #hanginthere #icare #youmatter #ally #unseeableme #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #bipolar #anxiety #depression #ptsd #onedayatthetime #dontgiveup #writing #writerslife #instawriters #poetry #poetsofig #instapoet
I admire anyone who refuses to blend in. We are all unique but I love the people who embrace who they are and don’t apologize for it. This world is so harsh and I love when people brush off insults instead of holding in all the creativity that deserves to be known. #unique #authentic #real #creative #unapologetic #wild #weird #different #unseeableme #writing #writerslife #instawriter #poetry #quotes #poetsofig #poets #instapoet #poems #invisibleillness #author #mentalhealthadvocate
Sometimes you have to write it out or ride it out but either way we seem to find a way to push through days where we feel lost and are clinging to hope. I’m amazed at the strength I see and read from all of you daily. It helps me keep going 🖤💜. #pushthrough #writeitout #keepgoing #feel #letitout #nevergiveup #invisibleillness #unseeableme #mentalhealth #therapy #bipolar #depression #anxiety #writing #writerslife #instawriter #poetry #poem #poetsofinstagram #instapoet
We all want to be understood but some things only you will go through. Whoever continues to accept everything you are, keep them close and be there for them too. Everybody needs people who become part of their journey not those who detour around you when things get difficult. #journey #understanding #bekind #bethelight #gratitude #keepwalking #pushthrough #appreciatewhatyouhave #unseeableme #invisibleillness #depression #bipolar #anxiety #mentalhealth #advocate #ally #goodsoul #writersofinstagram #instawriters #poetsofig #instapoet #spilledink
I suppose it’s human nature to want what we can no longer have. Some are in it for the chase and others appreciate the meaning of love and don’t treat it like a game. No one deserves to be an afterthought and real love won’t treat you as one. #waitfornoone #afterthought #knowyourworth #nogames #reallove #worthy #loveyourself #moveon #waitforit #goodlove #unseeableme #illwait #hopelessromantic #writer #instawriters #writerslife #spilledink #poetrylovers #poets #poetsofig #instapoet #poems
Sometimes things don’t work out. It doesn’t matter why but revenge has never been my closure It’s more rewarding to leave with dignity 💯. #dignity #selfworth #aboveit #goodsoul #knowyourworth #nogames #realshit #bekind #worthit #neversettle #norevenge #unseeableme #writersofinstagram #writerslife #instawriters #spilledink #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #instapoet #poetrylovers
I hate crying....I hate my eyes burning and I especially hate my eyes being puffy. With that said it’s worse to hold it in. Strength is letting the pain out, understanding it and moving on....however you can. Not everything is fixable but we can choose to have good moments. I’m not just writing to write I’m writing about what I know is possible. I post my experiences because I’m hoping someone out there is reading this and knowing it’s ok to cry and fall apart. We all do it...most just don’t post about it! #cry #scream #letitout #heal #understand #accept #moveon #unseeableme #selflove #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalillness #invisibleillness #bipolar #anxiety #depression #ptsd #endstigma #writersofig #writerslife #instawriter #spilledink #poetry #poetsofig #instapoet
I wish I could say I was a perfect mom but I’d be lying. Having a daughter at 18 and having bipolar was honestly the scariest thing I’ve ever endured. But when I held her in my arms for the first time it took my breath away. She already loved me without knowing anything about my illness she just knew she was safe in these arms of mine. Her trust in me made me trust that I would be a good mom despite my struggles. It has always been just the two of us and we have been through the unimaginable but 19 years later it’s still the two of us and we are stronger than ever. She’s my hope, my strength she’s my everything. There is no medicine in the world that holds the healing powers she does. So I just want to say you can have bipolar and be a good parent even when people doubt your abilities. You can raise kids that thrive... I know this for a fact. #mentalhealthadvocate #momanddaughter #justthetwoofus #mylife #worthit #invisibleillness #warriors #mybabygirl #motherslove #unseeableme #depression #bipolar #anxiety #mentalillness #invisibleillness #survivors #instawriter #instapoet #justme #daughters #momlife #realshit #ourstory #forever
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