I am not a doctor, I am a survivor! Bipolar Disorder is not the end of the world. But, if you ignore Bipolar Disorder, it can be the end of your world. Out of the Darkness is a website for people who struggle with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and PTSD.
The information on this website is based on my own journey and may help you with your journey to wellness. Bipolar Disorder and Depression is not your fault, but if you learn to live successfully with this illness. Low self-esteem, bullying, bad marriages and poor choices lead to despair and possible drug addiction.
Danni Andrew, DTM
Toastmasters Trained Speaker
Bipolar Disorder Doesn't Have to be Depressing! is Here!!
Slowly I slid to the floor as I watched the policeman buckle my children into the backseat of his police car, close the door and drive away. The knock on my door had startled me as I was not expecting anyone. As I lay on the floor contemplating taking every pill in the bottles strewn across my bathroom countertop, I opened my eyes and surveyed the disaster before me. How had this happened? Slowly getting to my feet I found the box of unopened trash bags and sat down amidst the piles of dirty clothes, trash and dog poop. I had to at least try. It took me eight days to clean the house and get my kids back. Nineteen years later my home is clean, my children are grown. This one incident started me on the road to recovery from victim to victory. I am not a doctor, I am a survivor of mental illness.
Learning to live with bipolar disorder has taken time, counseling, therapy and learning how to balance my life. Diet, exercise and spirituality are all ways to balance my life. There is a fourth 'leg' to balancing the table of my life and that is finding a hobby, art is my favorite thing to do. I spend a great deal of time in my studio working on painting in different forms, doing tie dye and also writing. You have to keep your mind busy with things that make your soul happy. You will never move out of the darkness of mental illness until you learn to live with it. If you look at the tab on the end you will find my art page, it says manik mundaze. Thank you. Out of the Darkness