May I Recommend…


I had such a great response to my last post about Suicide Prevention Month that I wanted to share with you some blogs that I follow that also speak to the issue of mental health.

First, I want to mention Bipolar Brain Dance.  Not just for her message about suicide prevention but because she bravely talks on a regular basis about her struggles and successes with bipolar disorder.  She’s a great resource for how to cope with mental illness. She is particularly creative, something that does not come naturally to me, and I love seeing what she creates from the chaos in her life. Her blog is now exclusively on her FB page so give her a like and a follow:

https://www.facebook.com/Bipolarbraindance/

Second, I must point out Survival Is A Talent. After being hospitalized for psychosis in 2015, she started this blog as part of her journey to recovery. Something that I love about this blog is her longing to let you know that –whatever your circumstances- you are not alone and someone out there can relate. She even encourages people to share their stories with her through her blog and her FB group. Here are links to both:

https://survivalisatalent.com/

https://www.facebook.com/survivalisatalent/

Last, but far from least, is Mamma Sick. She’s a mom who suffers from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Lupus, Diabetes, and Fibromyalgia. She wants to educate people about what can happen when someone becomes catastrophically ill. She also strives to break down stereotypes of what a disabled mom, a family on food stamps, and even temporary homelessness go through. Also, like most of us, she wants to let sick mom’s know that they are not alone in going through their trials.

Sensing a theme? It’s an important one. You are not alone! There are many resources available to you and here is a small variety for you to peruse.  Here are the links to Mama Sick’s website and FB page.

http://www.mamasick.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Mama-Sick-264021796961922/


Feel free to share in the comments section other mental health blogs that you have enjoyed or gained insights from. I would love to hear from you! If you liked this post please also give me a “like”! Thanks for reading, I’ll see you in the comments section!

4 Comments

  1. August said:

    Thank you so much for including my blog on your list Amy! It means so much to me when people notice what I do!

    September 25, 2017
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    • Amy Laurel said:

      What can I say? I’m a fan! It’s a great blog!

      September 25, 2017
      Reply
  2. Kathie Fong Yoneda said:

    Growing up, I never knew “which Mom” would wake up in the morning! That was back in the days when no one had actually diagnosed bi-polar disorder. Twenty years & 2 suicide attempts later, a doctor finally got things right & she received the help she needed. I love that there are brave folks out there who are not afraid to open up & share the information we need as well as their personal reflections.

    September 25, 2017
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    • Amy Laurel said:

      Exactly! It’s such a great gift that people give by talking about their struggles. Letting us know we’re not alone and giving us new insights to work through our issues! I find it very helpful!!

      September 25, 2017
      Reply

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