The goal is to create an easy to read and understand platform for you to use to educate you, your family, friends and others (eg. colleagues). You may contribute to help keep it simple.
Have you recently been diagnosed and are learning more about the disorder and its attributes (mania, hypomania, depression and anxiety)? Maybe you are scared and uncertain about the disorder and want to find ways to cope and know more about preventing episodes. Perhaps you are struggling to explain what it is to people close to you.
You could hear that "ups and downs are a natural part of life", "you need to be stronger" or "come on, you are just putting on". These statements are powerful and can leave an unpleasant impact in your healing process as you start doubting and judging yourself.
It can be challenging to explain and get people to understand. This journal should help bridge that gap for you.
I would like you to share your criticism, tips, suggestions and ideas with me to make this journal better. I am open to fixing spelling mistakes and grammar, adding and removing relevant content to make this journal more useful and helpful.
Your illness, Your depression. Your disorder. Words define your identity and create your reality. You don't need to identify with depression, stigma, prejudice and discrimination. It's not who you are. It's just something you happen to have.
Learn what you can do when you are recovering from an episode.