Blog for Mental Health 2013

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1) Take the pledge by copying and pasting the following into a post featuring “Blog for Mental Health 2013″.

I pledge my commitment to the Blog For Mental Health 2013 Project. I will blog about mental health topics not only for myself, but for others. By displaying this badge, I show my pride, dedication, and acceptance for mental health. I use this to promote mental health education in the struggle to erase stigma.

2) Link back to the person who pledged you.

~ Caterina at kissmeunderthepinkblossomtree, one of my dearest blog friends. Thank you, Caterina!

3) Write a short biography of your mental health, and what this means to you.

~ Depressed since birth (hindsight is a wonderful thing, and also thank you Jane Kenyon); self-diagnosed at age 12; professionally diagnosed at age 17. Professionally diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 19. Recently professionally diagnosed with anxiety issues as well (in that I worry too much).

I am not always proud of all this, but I am not now nor will I ever be ashamed of it. Down with the stigma! I deal with it, and in my own special way.

What does all of this mean to me? Everything. So much so that I honestly don’t know what kind of person I’d really be had I not been diagnosed with a mental illness. I doubt I’d be here, and I doubt I’d like the person I was.

I’m meant to be me, mental illness(es) and all.

4) Pledge five others, and be sure to let them know!

~ I only have two to pledge; most everyone else I thought to pledge has already been pledged. I pledge Oggs and ramblingsofabipolarwoman.

5) Join the Official Blog For Mental Health 2013 Blogroll.

~ Will do, as soon as I get this posted!

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4 thoughts on “Blog for Mental Health 2013

  1. I like what you say “I am meant to be me mental illness/s and all”. This is true for physical disabilities as well. We need to understand the “me” and accept ourselves first. Thanks for taking the first step with your pledge. Good luck!

  2. I just took the pledge myself and I’m now visiting my comrades blogging for mental health.

    I look forward to reading more of your posts. Perhaps we can encourage each other.

    P.S. I’m reading Plath’s journals – powerful stuff.

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