Hey, Beautiful! How are you today? I hope you are all okay and if you aren’t feeling ok. Just remember that’s it ok not to be ok and I hope you can get the right support you need and if you want to talk please remember that I’m here and the correct charities are here to support you!
Happy 5th Blogmas! (Can I get a high-five for having 5 blogmas posts done up!? Whooop!) I also do Vlogmas on my YouTube channel. Please check it out! Link is – Shannon Diana
If you don’t know what Bipolar is please take a look at my what is bipolar post! The link is here – What is Bipolar Disorder?
But I’ll quickly tell you for now –
Bipolar disorder is a mental health problem that mainly affects your mood. If you have bipolar disorder, you are likely to have times where you experience:
- manic or hypomanic episodes (feeling high)
- depressive episodes (feeling low)
- potentially some psychotic symptoms during manic or depressed episodes
Christmas can be stressful at the least. But if you have Bipolar it can be ten times worse. If you are experiencing a manic episode.. The impulsivity and the over spontaneous feeling could be harmful to your mental and physical health. But also it could be bad for your bank account.
I did some of these posts in the past and I think these would help.
- What I do When I’m feeling lonely at Christmas! (Depressive Episodes)
- What I Do When I’m Manic! (Manic Episodes)
- What I do when I’m sad.
- What I do When I’m feeling lonely at Christmas!
- Tips if you are going through a manic episode and not to impulsive spend when your mind is telling you to!
Love Shannon Diana xx
Check up and ask twice on that bubbly friend or family member.
Check up and ask twice on that quiet friend or family member.
Check up and ask twice on that sad friend or family member.
Check up and ask twice on that happy friend or family member.
Check up and ask twice on everyone.
I WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT YOU ARE:-
YOU ARE INCREDIBLE.
YOU ARE LOVED.
YOU ARE AMAZING.
YOU ARE WORTH IT.
YOU ARE VALUED.
YOU ARE WANTED AND NEEDED.
Mental illness isn’t going to get the last laugh. I am.
I fight for my health and for other people’s health every single day in a way most people won’t understand, we aren’t lazy. We are warriors!
If you don’t feel like talking to yet, I’ll always be here and I’ll help out any way I can. You aren’t alone.
I know how it feels to be pushed aside. But listen, you are amazing and I’m proud of you so much.
Just so you know, it’s okay not to be okay you know, even the happiest person in the universe has their bad days. You can get through this dark hole. I believe in you.
You are loved. You are worth the fight. You are more than your illnesses, you can fight this I believe in you. You are flawless. You are fabulous. You aren’t alone. You are amazing and I’m proud of you all.
You can beat these thoughts. I believe in you. I will always be there for you even if it’s on the internet or email or even in person one day. You are loved. You are needed in this world because you are YOU. You are badass for battling mental illness daily. I care about every single one of you. You are more than enough. You don’t need to please anyone else.
Here is some numbers to contact if you are expierencing a mental health crisis:
Samaritians- For everyone! 24 hours, 7 days a week:
Call this number – 116 123
Email address is Jo@samaritans.org
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – For Men! 5pm to midnight every day.
Call this number: 0800 58 58 58
Webpage chat room if you don’t want to phone the link is: Webpage Chat
Papyrus- For people under 35! Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm. Weekends 2pm to 10pm. Bank Holidays 2pm to 5pm.
Phone number: 0800 068 41 41
Text Number: 07786 209697
Childline- For children and young people under 19.
Call 0800 1111 (Number won’t show up on your phone bill)
The Silver Line- For older people
Call: 0800 4 70 80 90
In the US: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the National Hopeline Network at 1-800-784-2433
In Austraila- Call Lifeline Austraila at 13 11 14
Other places you could go or ring in a crisis in UK:
- Call your GP- Ask for an emergency appointment.
- Call 111 – Out of hours- They will help you find the support and help you need.
- Contact your mental health crisis team if you have one.
If you would like to contact me for PR or any collaborations or even support if you are going through a bad time. Please follow my social media accounts and email me.
Facebook Page- Mental Health & My Life
21 Buttons – ShannonDianaxx