About Me

I’m just a girl, lovin’ Jesus, trying to live in this world to bring God glory.  I have Bipolar Type II disorder, a mental illness that causes mood destabilization, mostly in the form of depression.  I try to write about my struggles with that as openly and honestly as I can, so that others can hopefully be encouraged, and because the church doesn’t talk about mental illness enough.  There is so much stigma about mental illness, and I hope I can be part of ending that.  I hope you enjoy your time here, and please comment!  I’ll reply, I promise.  🙂

8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Your message “How To Minister to the Mentally Ill” (which I read at http://morethancoping.wordpress.com/2008/06/11/how-to-minister-to-the-mentally-ill/) contains very important points and I would like your permission to quote them in a document I am trying to write which is intended to educate Christian ministers about their responsibility to take mental illness counseling seriously and include it in their ministerial work, recognizing mental illness as a “real” issue that needs addressing. I would like to use the points you make in part of the document . If you want your full name used as a reference, that is fine; otherwise, I just need your permission to paraphase your insights.

    Rick

    • i don’t know that i ever responded, and i’m so sorry for that. i’d be happy to have you use my post, just credit my blog’s web address so that people can find me. thanks so much!

  2. YOU AND I HAVE THE SAME HAIR. I think that means we should be friends.

    That, and your tremendously kind comment on my blog post about other people’s reactions to my sexual assault touched me deeply, and I’m so thankful for your kindness and understanding.

    I have a casual friend who is bi-polar, and I’ve never understood it. Maybe reading through your blog will deepen my understanding and help me become a more compassionate friend – to her, and (if you’re willing) to you.

    God bless.

  3. oh stitch, i am so happy that you were blessed by my comment. praise God. i was so afraid i’d come across the wrong way, or that it would be weird since i’m a stranger! i’m so glad i found your blog.

    and yes! friends are good, especially friends that can understand what it’s like to struggle just to get through the day.

  4. I am glad I found your blog. I have bipolar and I am also a fellow believer in Christ and just trying to figure out how God fits into this whole mental illness deal.

    • i’m so sorry it took me so long to reply. as i’m sure you understand, things get crazy and mixed up with BP! 🙂 how are you? i hope you are well at the moment, or at least hanging on. let me know!

  5. I commented on another Blog post of yours earlier on – only found it today.
    We had a relative with Bipolar that lived with us for a year. I find it amazing that you are willing to write about your struggles and share it with everybody. It takes a lot of courage. You are probably much stronger than what you realise.

    Go girl.

    • wow. you know, it’s not me that’s strong: it’s Jesus in me. He has been with me every step, even when I wondered what the hell was going on and why he didn’t just take this away and fix me! He kept me from killing myself. He led me to good doctors and good treatment and finally broke through my own stubbornness so I would listen to those doctors!

      thank YOU for taking in your relative. I can’t tell you enough how huge that is. Your acceptance of your relative, your love for them shown in action, in accepting them–I guarantee that it ministered to them beyond expression. my parents took me in, and their love for me, even at my worst, was something that kept me alive, that stopped me when I wanted to take my life. their love is a visible tangible expression of God’s love for me, and…well, words are completely inadequate to describe how much it means to me.

      God bless you! i’m going to try to write more often and I hope to hear from you again!

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