Unpredictable

English: Tropical Storm Nangka (Feria) declare...
English: Tropical Storm Nangka (Feria) declared as a tropical depression on June 22,2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As unpredictable as tracking a storm. That’s how bipolar and depression and anxiety and panic attacks and PTSD feels. You cannot predict your reaction to anything. The only thing we can do is to learn about our disorder, what our triggers are, what it feels like when the light storm is turning into a major storm (major depression, mania, reliving the past, etc.).

Learning the triggers may not always prevent the storm, but it will help us get through the storm sooner than later. If we know the triggers, it gives us time to get the help and support we need to get through it.

Learn who your support is for when you go through a storm and make a safety plan.

People count on us, even though we don’t know if we can always come through for them, because our mood swings are unpredictable. Let the people who count on you know that its not that you don’t want to be there for them, but sometimes, it is hard to be there when you are in a storm.

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Author: Fighter

I finally accepted what people have been telling me. I am full of knowledge and wisdom and I am unforgettable. My word of encouragement since 2015 has been to let others know, despite the waves and ripples in our lives, Life is totally awesome, even with a mental illness. I believe my purpose is to encourage others, advocate for those around me who have not yet found their voice to advocate for themselves and educate those without a mental illness. If for one for minute someone laughs or smiles because of something I said, that is one moment they did not think about mental illness.

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