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if you want peace, prepare for war: I’m learning to not become angry with people who do not understand my...

kristinemily12:

I’m learning to not become angry with people who do not understand my depression or who do not support my decisions to medicate myself. It is simply because they do not understand.

I’ve learned that depression is not sadness. It is a completely separate entity, almost the opposite of sadness. I…

But yeah, if you have a mental illness, it will just cycle back. In a way, it will last forever but it can be managed. I think that is a better way to say it.

crickem nigfops: Figment's "Every Other Day Contest"

tardertoot-spogooter:

I no longer visit this site but at the suggestion of a message I received, I went to have a look at this.

Every Other Day Contest

It’s Wednesday. You’re powerful. Unstoppable. Gifted with unbelievable fighting prowess and a mission to bring down the supernatural scum that haunts your…

You’re not. I think I’d do the same honestly.

Edited for the many typos and grammatical mistakes. Lol Sorry about that. But even still, you get what I am saying-hopefully. Lol

Here is the deal, I too,am bipolar and it sucks and all that jazz..but the thing is I do understand how much the word bipolar is misused in the wrong context (for all intents and purposes, bipolar does mean extremities of the poles, don’t believe me? Look it up.) and instead it refers back onto others that have the disorder instead.

Also, it doesn’t help that mental illnesses aren’t accepted/well understood by the general media/society in general, so it makes it harder to accept something as life changing as that.

It’s something that has us in denial, that has us self medicating just because we believe it will fix us. There is no shame in admitting you have a mental illness or even needing help for that matter.

You shouldn’t be made to feel bad because of something you couldn’t control (genetic wise usually). But the thing is, because of this misuse in the general public collective, it’s bound to bounce off on the public itself and they will misuse it sadly.

The important thing to see is the intent.

I too, have heard bipolar misused by my friends(good friends and even my bf at times) but the important thing was that I told them why it hurt me and why it was unacceptable and guess what? They changed. 

The important thing for me is the intent and yes, I’ve had the label bipolar used against me purposefully to hurt me. That I can’t forgive, but what I can forgive is ignorance(like them calling their teenage moods bipolar or putting bad behavior on  it) and then trying to help them learn from it. 

I won’t lie, I get hurt by it but these people are my friends and I know at one time or another, we all say something thoughtless without fully understanding the consequences. I know I have (when I wasn’t bipolar or even bipolar). The important thing is own up to the actions and learn from them and help them see the errors of their ways.

So, as long as it’s not an intent to actually actually hurt, I don’t see any problem. Yes, it may hurt but if we all realize that we aren’t perfect and we all make mistakes and try to help each other out, we’ll be good in the end, I hope so ;3 

I can see a problem if they don’t change their ways, but if your friends care for you, they will. If they don’t..then you know who are your real friends. Believe me, it has happened to me so many times.

I know who they are, seriously.

la vita fermata: NEWSFLASH: "Bipolar" is not a behavior or an action, it's a mental illness.

lavitafermata:

twilight-perfection:

lavitafermata:

Just unfriended someone on Facebook who I’ve known for years. She’s a nice person and all, but she was calling some asshole out for his supposedly douchey behavior after he wrote this big long thing on her FB wall and in her response, she likened his behavior to acting like “a bipolar or…

I’m bipolar too and I don’t like it either, but did you at least calm down and explain  to this person why it bothered you? I don’t automatically unfriend people if they say stuff like that, especially if it comes to a Freudian slip, and it seems like too much was going on. Maybe this person accidentally said that? I dunno.

I think you should give your friend a chance, and explain why it hurt/bothered you instead of unfriending on impulse (even if it feels so DAMN good). I think if this person did it again, then perhaps unfriend, but if I would of taken your approach, I wouldn’t have any friends. I helped them understand how much it hurts and they are better about it, especially my bf. 

You make a good point. I suppose part of it gave me an excuse to unfriend someone who I never really talk to anyway, but it might be worthwhile to at least give her an explanation once I chill out a little bit. I’m not exactly keen to re-friending her because, like I said, we never talk and I don’t see a point in friending someone who I never talk to; but if I do explain it to her, maybe it’ll make her think twice before using the term disparagingly again.

Honestly, I’m only mildy-to-moderately annoyed when people use the term when describing trivial things, e.g., “The weather is so bipolar today!”… okay, so it actually REALLY annoys me. In those cases I’ll usually just say “Hey, knock it off, that’s not cool bro,” but I think what really pissed me off about this occurrence is that she used the term “bipolar” to describe someone’s incredibly offensive behavior. She used the term as a form of verbal attack, and that upsets me to the core.

Anyway, thanks for the comments! I appreciate it. ^_^

Okay, I see. There was a bit more to this than I initially thought, at least concerning your friend. 

I too, know what it feels like to have that used at me as an attack, but the difference is the intent. I can forgive someone if they use it like your friend did but I can’t forgive someone if they use it against me, to hurt me. Intentionally to hurt me. Intent is very important.

Actually, bipolar-the word itself does mean the extremities of the poles, so they aren’t really too far off from saying that but, they use the wrong context with that and end up citing the disorder itself. Both are so different. Kind of why, I wish they would of stuck with manic depressive instead (yeah, it had its flaws but to me, the pros outweighed the cons). Bipolar seems odd to me, that it doesn’t explain too much but masks a lot.

la vita fermata: NEWSFLASH: "Bipolar" is not a behavior or an action, it's a mental illness.

lavitafermata:

Just unfriended someone on Facebook who I’ve known for years. She’s a nice person and all, but she was calling some asshole out for his supposedly douchey behavior after he wrote this big long thing on her FB wall and in her response, she likened his behavior to acting like “a bipolar or…

I’m bipolar too and I don’t like it either, but did you at least calm down and explain  to this person why it bothered you? I don’t automatically unfriend people if they say stuff like that, especially if it comes to a Freudian slip, and it seems like too much was going on. Maybe this person accidentally said that? I dunno.

I think you should give your friend a chance, and explain why it hurt/bothered you instead of unfriending on impulse (even if it feels so DAMN good). I think if this person did it again, then perhaps unfriend, but if I would of taken your approach, I wouldn’t have any friends. I helped them understand how much it hurts and they are better about it, especially my bf. 

bipolarproblems:

#6 - mood stabilising meds? work like a charm. meds for anything else? cancelled out by mood stabiliser.

The thing is I don’t know if that will happen to me per say. My body takes to medication quite easily and without any difficulty. I know just taking a anti psychotic helped me and that was one pill, so who knows? But I guess I have to look at it like that. I’m not going to waste my money if that is going to happen, you know? 

bipolarproblems:

#6 - mood stabilising meds? work like a charm. meds for anything else? cancelled out by mood stabiliser.

The thing is I don’t know if that will happen to me per say. My body takes to medication quite easily and without any difficulty. I know just taking a anti psychotic helped me and that was one pill, so who knows? But I guess I have to look at it like that. I’m not going to waste my money if that is going to happen, you know? 

When Extinction Occurred: What is Not Bipolar Disorder

whenextinctionoccurred:

I’m sick of looking through the bipolar tag to see bullshit posts about things that aren’t related to bipolar disorder. It takes a shit ton of effort not to reblog with an aggressive comment.

So here’s my aggressive comments. They’re not directed toward any particular person at all. Take it as…

Though I will technically say that you can use the word bipolar as it does mean extremities of the poles (especially in weather), but I do admit that a lot of people mean the other way, the disorder way which really isn’t right. People use the word out of context and use the word to mean the disorder itself, which is pretty shitty.