Saturday, April 19, 2008

New Blog - Bipolar Speaks

I received this comment from Bipolar Speaks in the comments section, and thought it was such a wonderful idea that I wanted to make sure that everyone got to read it.

Most of you know me as “Dreamwriter.” I recently launched a new blog called, “Bipolar Speaks.” One day something came over me as I was reading websites called “Post Secret” and also a blog who had a post where they had quotes from other Bloggers with mental illness about how they felt. It occurred to me that WE need an escape to let out our feelings and frustrations. I know that a lot of Bloggers say what they feel within their own blogs, but you are welcome to share your thoughts, opinions, and feelings.

You are welcome to help raise awareness and put a stop to the Stigma that lies within mental illness. We can change the world - one story at a time. I thought it would be interesting to design a “Safe Haven” for those who battle with a Mental Illness; and allow them to come and let out their most darkest, painful, and emotional feelings. This would be a great way to spread awareness by letting society know what is REAL about mental illness.

If you are interested, you can submit a story or short piece as an “Anonymous” contributor, or if you don‘t care about what others think, then feel free to reveal your blogger identity; its purely up to you. I tried this several times and the “Anonymous” button works and ends up in my email as an “Anonymous” comment.

The rules and regulations are in the blog within a post. Take the time to read them thoroughly and I hope that you become a constant contributor. Remember, we all have things on our chest to let out and we all truly don’t want others to know. But now is an opportunity for YOU to speak up, speak out, and be heard! I know that I have a lot of feelings and issues that I don’t want my husband, friends, or family to know about… this is my chance to get it off my chest and I WILL be a constant contributor. Depending on the issue, I might submit the story under both “Anonymous” and my name.

Go to “Bipolar Speaks” and look around, don’t forget to display the Bipolar Speaks button on your blog and link it back to us.

By the way, I still have my other blog, so don’t forget about me over there, too. :)


The Fly said...

Well Mr Man's Wife, I finally checked out your blog again, keep up the good work! I looked into Bipolar Speaks, did check into the poll on conditions and made my mark on schizophrenia. Funny how there are more bipolar people out there than us "schizos" so far or is it that we people with schizophrenia can prove to be more handicap and with less money, thus fewer on line. I would like to see the stats on that note. All the best, your friend Doctor Goober Modesty

BPD in OKC said...

I think the bipolar speaks blog is an awesome idea. I just hope people will take the time to contribute. I've got borderline personality disorder, and while supposedly there's more of us than about any other mental illness, it seems like there's more bipolar people than us too. Maybe the bipolar people are more apt to write blogs than the rest of us.

Mr Mans Wife said...

Hi Doctor GM, thanks for dropping by.

I have no doubt that Bipolar can be just as debilitating as Schizophrenia, particularly for those who also suffer from delusions and hallucinations, but maybe there are more people diagnosed with Bipolar as there seems to be a broader range for severity of symptoms (if that makes sense) whereas with Schizophrenia you kind of either have it or you don't.

Also, I think maybe the fact that Bipolar is specifically mentioned in the blog title means that more people with that particular diagnosis are likely to visit the blog and take part in the poll.

Interesting observations though. Thank you for your comment.


BPD in OKC, welcome to my blog and thanks for commenting. You also make an interesting point - people with Bipolar tend to be very creative during a manic phase, so maybe this accounts for the high number of Bipolar blogs?