“I was now afraid to love – or rather hurt another, Started feeling like a bad influence to my ten year old brother…. During a visit, my doctor read me out my file, Say hello to my new friend – Denial.” A poem as someone who took a decade to overcome their denial about suffering with Bipolar Disorder.
Author: Shreeya Tuladhar
As biology major, with a minor in writing and anthropology, I am a strong advocate of expressing science through text. My main goal is utilize this platform to not only demonstrate that mental diseases do not deserve such stigma, but to also gear the world towards viewing them in a positive light. The Humanology Project is a revolution that I plan to further engage the global audience in. Being a patient care volunteer for the past five years at The Elmhurst Hospital Center and interning with North Shore LIJ Health Systems at various departments, I have come to the understanding that illnesses do not take away a person’s identity. Each person has their own story and to generalize a population with a negative connotation simply because they share a disorder is something that definitely needs to change. Other than fighting for the causes I believe in, I am happiest while I am giving back to the community, experiencing new food/places/things, or dancing like there’s no tomorrow!
The Liquid State
“Let us save our loved ones and not allow their manic or depressive states to be permanently combined with a liquid state.” Read more on how to care for people who suffer from substance abuse while battling Bipolar Disorder.
“‘You’re so bipolar!’ is said all the time by people who don’t mean it to people who don’t have it. It has become so normal to use that phrase that people have forgotten that being bipolar is not possible – because no one “is” bipolar, people just have bipolar disorder…a complex chronic condition, only to be diagnosed by doctors with the guidelines from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).” Get a general knowledge on Bipolar Disorder and how we can stop the stigma against it.