Photo by David Clode on Unsplash I am sure that anyone who has dealt with or is dealing with any form of chronic illness can relate it to having an elephant right there with them in a social situation. Even medical situations such as the hospital, doctor's office, etc. can produce stigma the size of a pachyderm. You …
On my 60th birthday, October 4, 2018, I was fortunate enough to be interviewed for a podcast on Christopher Snider’s show Just Talking.
We discussed my dealings with mental illness and how they have helped me become an advocate for others in understanding the illness and fighting the stigma that surrounds it even still.
The podcast was published on Christopher’s sight on December 25th, 2019. I hope you enjoy it.
A note: the gravelly voice and pauses in my speech are parts of who I am thanks to my illnesses and what has happened as a result.
Lydia Beier joins me for a conversation about living with depression and bipolar disorder, the challenges and opportunities that come with battling mental health stigma, and the value of starting a conversation to make a difference in people’s lives.
Run Time – 26:58
Send your feedback to email@example.com.
This is one of the best posts or articles I have ever read on the subject of bipolar. It is loud and it does whisper and with a lot of hard work, you can come to a point of recovery. And this version of “The Sound of Silence” is one of my favorites!
I totally agree with everything Rebekah says about strength, courage, how it affects relationships and the importance of God in the equation.
This is definitely worth the read.
“My loud b;polar
roars fear, anger and sorrow
and whispers hope, inspiration and love
at the same time.”
~written by Susan Walz
If you ever wondered about the title of my blog, My Loud Bipolar Whispers, I will explain it the best I can…
The definition of loud is producing or capable of producing much noise and is easily audible; with a great deal of volume. Synonyms for loud are noisy, deafening, roaring, thunderous and powerful.
The definition of whisper is speak very softly using one’s breath without one’s vocal cords, especially for the sake of privacy. The synonyms for whisper are murmur, mumble and hiss.
In simplest terms bipolar disorder is a mental disorder (or as I like to refer to it as a brain disease) marked by alternating periods of elation and depression. Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional…
View original post 926 more words