Blog for Mental Health 2012 Project
My blog began as a place to vent, write poetry, and to tell my story. It was actually with a different blog host, under a different name, and I am BLESSED to have changed it to WordPress. My followers are amazing… and it was truly, TRULY a blessing to come here. As I have grown, my blog has reflected more than poetry, mental health, and my story… it is showing my “self” discovery and the hope that is shining inside. This hope I MUST share with others. Life is not always beautiful, but it is a beautiful life.
I am honored to take part in this Mental Health 2012 project. ♥
The badge above is featured on Pendulum’s homepage, and on the homepage of those who take on this challenge, because we are dedicated to continue blogging throughout 2012 for mental health. .. to promote awareness. 🙂
So, here are the rules.
1.) Take the pledge by copy and pasting the following into a post featuring “Blog for Mental Health 2012″.
I pledge my commitment to the Blog for Mental Health 2012 Project. I will blog about mental health topics not only for myself, but for others. By displaying this badge, I show my pride, dedication, and acceptance for mental health. I use this to promote mental health education in the struggle to erase stigma.
2.) Link back to the person who pledged you.
3.) Write a short biography of your mental health, and what this means to you.
My mental health reared its ugly head in my preteen years and has continued to get worse over time. After many years of being in denial, I had to finally accept my diagnosis of Bipolar 1 Disorder as well as a couple co-morbid Disorders such as Borderline Personality Disorder and Anxiety. Over the course of my life, I have had many life events that have exaggerated my mental health conditions and have caused me much heartache, as well to those I love. This last year has been a road of self discovery and finally to a place of hope. I have been compliant with medication and have felt better, on a mental level, than I have in many years. Now, as I grow in my healing process, I want to be a beacon of light for others who suffer. When I began my blog, I never thought I would have such a wonderful following of fellow bloggers who find inspiration in what I write. It is my pledge to continue writing about mental health. Knowledge is just the beginning, yet so very important. I also want to share my experiences in hopes that others can gain insight into themselves.
4.) Pledge five others.
I wanted to pledge others but then decided that if anyone with a mental health diagnosis would like to participate, please do. Our stories are important. We can offer insight and hope to anyone out there. Even if you do not feel like you inspire, please know that your daily fight is inspiration in itself. ♥
**Feel free to take the pledge! Promote awareness!**
- Mental Health Writers Guild (carlarenee45.wordpress.com)