Friday, May 14, 2010

Support system

     Continuation with my story having bipolar and fibromyalgia

When first diagnosed with bipolar I was searching for support other than my family. My family was in denial and I could not lean on them in the beginning. I found excellent online organizations. (depression and bipolar support alliance.) and . Each online organization will help you find support groups in your area. They also have chat rooms where you talk with others diagnosed with the illness along with professionals that you may discuss issues with.

What I learned was to lean on people that have accepted the illness and not discuss the disorders with others that have not. Currently I can lean on my husband and of course my therapist. I will be honest though, it was difficult for me to find the right therapist. Don't give up on searching for one. The web-sites I listed above list questions you can ask a therapist when you first meet.

Hugs and strength to you all


  1. In a way I hope that your blog has generated another support system for you. IT's good to let go of your feelings and know that there are people who care and, have or are, going through the same as you. You're always in my thoughts. Lots of tickles to make you smile, see, it works. Mart

  2. I’ve enjoyed looking over your blog. I came across it through another blog I follow, and I’m glad I did. I am now a follower of yours as well. Feel free to look over my blog and perhaps become one as well.

  3. Folks need to know there is more help out there than just taking pills for BP. Some other blogs that I follow are owned by those with BP.
    I'm glad you have your husbands full support.

  4. Thank you Emeila for being part of MY support system. Your blog has helped me by giving me info about being bipolar, which in course is helping me handle my illness and come to a stronger grip and acceptance of it. Your personal experience has given me a sense of hope, comfort and the sense I am not alone. Just want to let you know how much you have helped me and I appreciate you and your blog. Thanks for being there. HUGS

  5. Your words are relevant and the information you provide here can help so many people! And always remember that we support you as well...((Hugs))