Drowning in the rough seas of Mental Illness
Bipolar Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder ( GAD ) Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder ( PMDD ) Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) BPD Borderline Personality Disorder, Low Latent Inhibition ( LLI )
Welcome to my youtube channel!!
A video diary documenting my successes and struggles with mental illness! An open and honest account of my journey to wellness. Sharing my thoughts and inner dialogue with the world to inspire change.
I believe any conversation about Mental Health has the ability to be life changing! But most people dont know how to talk about such complex and personal issues. My relatable, hilarious, heart warming, funny, curious & quirky answers to questions you wont find anywhere else.
Expressing the life changing ways i found happiness out of incredible sadness. Chanelling my thoughts, emotions and feelings
into art and my writing illustrating the link between bipolar disorder and creativity.
Spreading awareness through public speaking at charity events, blogging and my long awaited books! “the story of a borderline princess” “the bipolar barbie diaries” “the secret life in my mind” and the childrens book “the adventures of northy”
Exploring the diversity and range of mental illnesses ranging from biological chemical imbalances and the research done on bipolar as a brain disease much like alzheimer’s to the psychological effect of situations, abuse, trauma, upbringing and individual personality traits as the leading cause for Mental Health problems.
Sharing helpful advice on how to deal with the stress of every day life, work, family / friends / romantic relationships and communicate to love ones the importance and signicance of your struggles.
Showcasing panic attacks, explaining the definition of psychological child abuse and the effects it has on developing children and adolesence.
Overcoming drug and alcohol abuse to self medicate through the highs and lows in the turbulent seas of mental illness. Finding ways to cope with every day life and maintain a level of functioning to survive in this world. Challenging the social norms and
Breaking miss leading stereotypes about the “crazy” in all of us. Tearing down the stigma, judgement and shame that goes along with it.
Raising awareness for important issues such as youth suicide & self harm tendencies.
Exploring a wide range of methods including beauty, health & fitness, positive mindset, meditation, mindfulness, vitamin supplements, faith, diet & lifestyle changes to beat the odds & defeat Mental Illness. Daily video uploads not just exercising the body but the mind to mend those old wounds and heal those of us that are broken. Guiding others to pursue a better quality of life, understanding & tolerance .
Testing medications like anti psychotics, anti depressants & mood stabilisers to find the right treatment resigme and med combo for me. Supporting our right to personal choice in the way we treat mental illness!
Suffering from hormone conditions related to monthly periods, ovulation, progesterone sensitivity and low levels of estrogen I am passionate about women’s health, feminism, self love, self care and becoming the best version of myself.
Commentary on my difficult relationship with my parents & methods I use to solve my crippling fear of rejection & failure ensuring intrusive feelings of perpetual inadequacy don’t ruin my life
Qualification? LIVED EXPERIENCE!! With years of psychotherapy including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ( CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ) under the guidance of qualified clinical psychologists who specialise in mood and personality disorders my knowledge on these conditions has grown. Consultations with a range of mental health professionals including nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, personal helpers and multiple psych ward admissions have helped piece together a recovery plan that works for me. Battling the war inside my head for so long has made me dedicate my life to spreading awareness about the “Invisible Illness” to promote a better understanding of the life inside my mind.
Changing the face of mental health by giving others the words to express their own unique journeys and life stories. Blogging the way to a better would being an ambassador for positive change.
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Much love to all the warriors out there battling their own demons! You are not alone! Recovery is possible!
Drowning in the rough seas of Mental Illness was posted originally on Bipolar Barbie’s Youtube channel via: Drowning in the rough seas of Mental Illness
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