I’ve gotten more clicks in the past few weeks than expected – especially since I haven’t posted since 2014. So I Googled myself to see if my name was attached to this account in any way – people at my new job don’t know anything about the bipolar – but nothing came up.
I told someone that this was odd, and he said “People are depressed and freaked out” – maybe that’s how they found the page.
So I guess this means I’m posting again. I’m going to write REAL NEWS about how to cope with the the fears around losing affordable insurance and what it means for our our financial health too. I’m going to write about what we can do to be heard when the administration makes decisions about healthcare. How even our small contributions of time or money can make a big impact. How everyone can alleviate some of the knee-jerk stress as all of the “Breaking News” alerts appear in our inboxes. How to evaluate and cope with the regular internal chemical changes and internal/external stresses that can cause an episode for those of us with mental health illnesses on a regular day – and then how to deal with all of that when it seems like the world has turned upside down.
I stopped writing in 2014 because I thought I had nothing more to add to the conversation around bipolar and my own practices of creative coping. But we need more people to stand up and talk about what we need to do – those of us with bipolar, depression, anxiety and the many “etc etc” that I don’t underestimate – and the people who have never experienced such a visceral reaction to stress until the new administration took office.
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