Laura, a popular American blogger was diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 2 about three years ago in her late twenties. She kept her mental health issues private, and was extremely selective on whom she told things about herself.
She thought it unnecessary
to converse with anyone except professionals who knew every thing.
She realized that having one person who understood her was enough to keep her ticking along the 'limbo land' where she functions.
At age 17 she started to show quite serious psychological and physical signs of having an eating disorder which is called Anorexia Nervosa. She never had a clue about Anorexia Nervosa.
The one person that knew about everything took it upon herself to take Laura to her G.P.
She attested that it is good to have someone who understood and listened to her. Throughout the eight years of her life she was stuck in many circles of behaviors regarding eating disorder, behaviors linked to depression, suicidal ideation and self harm.
In 2012, she was admitted to a hospital that worked with a family based therapy approach. Previously her relationship with her family could be questionable, but as she allowed the wards to let her family in, the change improved so much.
During the summer in 2013. She lost her best friend Jay to Anorexia Nervosa due to the lack of awareness about Anorexia Nervosa. She described Jay as an amazing lady with so much wisdom and smile. Jay died because she kept mute.
Laura took it upon herself to keep the work going in her honour by using social links such as facebook, twitter and the likes.
Laura is raising awareness about Bipolar disorder and believes if victims could release themselves from their confinement of selectiveness, keeping problems private, self pity and non interaction, Bipolar disorder would be wiped out.
What is this teaching you?
1. Whatever you are faced with don't be selective of whom you share with, if you speak out you'll get a solution. Share your thoughts with someone today and you'll get a word of wisdom.
2. GROW ABOVE SELF PITY.
I believe if you move out of your niche, you'll overcome self pity. Don't feel its over for you, you are better than a whole lot of persons. Stand up trample upon self pity and depression, remembered there's light at the end of the tunnel.
3. Have a close accomplice.
You need a close accomplice, someone who'll encourage you, uplift you, say a kind word to you. Treat people politely, be fair to everyone because one day you'll need their help.
4. Help the needy.
If your neighbor thirst give him water, if he be hungry give him food, if he lack resources stock him up with yours, if he be sick care for him. If you do for others, others will do for you.
5. Have Jesus.
He is our all in all. Cast your cares upon him , he owns the universe, what can he not do?, he need your whole hearted surrender, he's knocking at the door of your heart open for him.