Confessional #3: Obstacles and Hope

Original post by “The Bipolar Brat” Elizabeth Casey Dennis – Awesome post regarding the challenges of mental & physical health. Awesome post!!!

This Bipolar Brat

What those of us with a mental illness never discuss is the constant obstacles weโ€™ve grown accustomed to jumping. With every goal in life and each step we take towards those goals, those of us with mental illness have enormous hurdles. Some days, we have more hurdles than those who are of healthy mind and body.

Situations and decision making doesnโ€™t come easy, depending on your medication, therapy, or if you are using any of these outlets. We are not handed things, despite what the media presents.

We put a lot of effort into everything we do because it takes an inner strength battling our inner demons while doing normal, average things. I battle these inner demons while doing the dishes and fight these demons while I write. There isnโ€™t a moment that Iโ€™m not dealing with inter turmoil.

I have two constant hurdles Iโ€™m jumping, mental illness and chronicโ€ฆ

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