I thought that I would post my story about Mental Health.
In September, I was diagnosed with Bipolar II. At first, I didn't think anything of it, but as time went on, I started over thinking and second guessing everything I was doing and have done. I didn't want my actions to be an excuse for what I was diagnosed with. My doctor told me that my moods would cycle between high and low over time but never reach, "full-blown mania". I thought, “well what's mania?” because I have done a lot of crazy things.
I began to feel isolated and didn't know where to go. Thinking, if my friends find out, they won’t want to deal with me. My doctor suggested medication so I tried that, but it made me feel numb, and more reckless than I was before so I went off of them.
I started feeling alone which made me not want to get out of bed even more than usual. I started pushing a lot of friends away because I would cancel plans so often. It wasn't until recently that I began to listen to myself and to learn what works.
Camh has helped me and my family and friends many times! I would like to give back and have other people the oppurnities to get help the way Camh has help people in my life
My goals is to get the word out there, to not be scared of what you diagnosed once you are about to understand it it does help.