EraseRestart, 17th issue: Bipolar Disorder

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EraseRestart, 17th issue: Bipolar Disorder 🎭 . [REPOSTING BC SOME OF THE PAGES TURNED BLANK 😬🖤] . Hi there! This month’s issue will be looking into bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is one of the most stigmatised mental illnesses. Perhaps, that’s because of the unrealistic portrayal of bipolar disorder in arts and culture – those struggling with it are often presented as mad criminals, (self-)destructive people who can’t separate reason from emotion. Unfortunately, stigma spreads fast, leading to people living with bipolar disorder left without a support system and/or ways to handle and treat their illness. EraseRestart means education and that’s what this and all issues are about. For this issue in particular, I decided to make it less visual and more factual – something that may not agree with Instagram’s algorithm. Regardless, I’d like to start a conversation about what we can do to make it better for those struggling. How can we improve our understanding of (in this case) bipolar disorder and help those around us? I was recently told by a friend that it’s probably about time to change the cover and the style of EraseRestart – but EraseRestart is hardly about aesthetics. It’s about learning more about mental health, educating ourselves (myself included, of course). It’s about erasing stigma and restarting with more understanding and kindness for those struggling. There’s nothing glamorous and/or aesthetically pleasing about mental health. There’s nothing mystifying about it and frankly, for a generation that claims to break the stereotypes (and does so well, so often), we still have a long way to go in understanding that achieving good mental health means facing mental illness. For real, though. I hope you’ll find this issue informative and helpful. Until next month – thank you for stopping by, SP 🌝✨✨ . . . . #bipolardisorder #bipolardisorderawareness #yourenotalone #mentalhealthmatters #breakthestigma

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