Everyone who is born has a father. Some sons are lucky enough to have a relationship with said father. Positive or negative, the relationship between a father and his son is like no other, and at any given time it might be up or down. And then there are times when it will hit a state of flux, and it could really go either way. There are tragedies and there are successes… it goes a little like this…
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I had started 2017 in a hypo-manic mood. I was excited about everything, and elated to be accomplishing goals… However, toward the end of February this feeling of tiredness crept over me. By the beginning of March, I felt like I had burned a year’s supply of power in the short time I had been working full time. I was exhausted: almost like I had attained liftoff and the fuel tank somehow detached early. At the same time, I started an inextinguishable fire that would burn my short-lived success to the ground… I had nothing to talk about with anyone, nothing to share or contribute in a conversation, so I didn’t reach out to anyone. I had seemingly vanished from the face of the Earth. This is depression.
Social acceptance is important. On days like #BellLetsTalk day it is easier to be kind to those who share their stories, thoughts, feelings and emotional experiences. It’s nice to listen to those who spread the message that it is good to talk. But I would love to go beyond that, and remind everyone that we should be treating people with mental health concerns the same way we do today, every day.
Cam talks with Anne about his experience with Bipolar Disorder. Cam tells the story of his journey, and he advocates for the open discussion of mental health challenges.
Cam Miner shares his experience with Bipolar and mental health, in a December 2016 interview with Anne...
This post contains definitions and symptom lists for Bipolar, Hypo-Mania, and Depression. Bipolar disorder, also known as bipolar affective disorder, manic-depressive disorder, or manic depression, is a mental illness classified by psychiatrists as a mood disorder. Individuals with bipolar disorder experience episodes of a frenzied mood, known as mania, alternating with episodes of depression.
Bringing up the subject of Mental Health can be difficult if you’re not prepared. However, it is an important topic and really should be addressed more often than it is. There are some things that you should consider ahead of time. Here are some suggestions when it comes to starting a conversation with your family and peers about mental health concerns.
Cam’s Bipolar Blog was started back in 2014 to start a conversation about mental health, and give me a medium to share my experiences in facing Bipolar Disorder. So to continue the Blog, I will start again to share my personal experience and also answer any questions readers may have. I will write from my familiarity and my perception on facing mental health struggles.
In that moment, I had taken complete control over myself, and I braced myself to be taken on by five guards. Apart from hoping someone is still on my side, I am just hoping to keep control of my life. It had been a wild month, and a year of flux, but in a good way. In the blinks leading up to this moment, I had time-travelled to the future; I had stopped time in my mind. I had travelled to the moon and back. I had seen myself from the other side of the Universe, and I was important to the survival of Earth.
Anne Miner interviews Cam Miner about Cam’s Bipolar Blog. The Blog was started in January of 2014, and...